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Public school educators not state employees, finds Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Sara McCleary Oct. 6, 2017, 11:40am

A Maryland appellate court has determined that employees of county boards of education are not considered employees of the state in the eyes of the law.

Md. court to decide if company can shorten statute of limitations with provision in consumer contracts

Sara McCleary Aug. 14, 2017, 9:43am

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Appeals has told a trial court to determine whether a provision in a contract that shortened the statute of limitations during which a lawsuit could be brought is enforceable.

Maryland court awards attorneys fees in White Flint Express Realty Group contract dispute

Angela Underwood Aug. 2, 2017, 11:37am

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Appeals has affirmed attorney fees be awarded in a first-party indemnification lawsuit.

Expert couldn't show lead paint causes ADHD; Verdict of $1.3M overturned

Dee Thompson Jul. 20, 2017, 11:49am

BALTIMORE, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Appeals concluded that a expert cited in a lead exposure case did not provide support for her conclusion that exposure could cause a clinical diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Maryland court rules Wal-Mart's injunction against flash mobbing labor union stays

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 10, 2017, 12:59pm

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Court of Appeals judges unanimously affirmed circuit court rulings on June 22 in favor of Wal-Mart against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, who Walmart stated held numerous unauthorized flash mobs.

Md. court to decide if Humane Society must return seized animals to farmer

Shanice Harris Jul. 10, 2017, 12:53pm

ANNAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Appeals has affirmed the power of a county humane society that seized animals from a farmer who was later cleared of most of the animal cruelty accusations brought against him.

Md. lead paint lawsuit can proceed after reversal; Dissent says bar for proving causation might be lowered by decision

John Myers Jun. 15, 2017, 8:21am

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court's summary judgment in a lawsuit over injuries allegedly caused by exposure to lead paint.

Police brutality victim will not receive award money from Baltimore, appeals court rules

Kacie Whaley Jun. 13, 2017, 9:43am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has ruled against allowing a police brutality victim to collect damages from the city of Baltimore.

Maryland court rules statute of repose bars man's estate from suing CBS in asbestos case

Melissa Busch Jun. 13, 2017, 9:40am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has upheld a judgment in favor of CBS Corp., contending that a statute of repose barred a man from suing the company in an asbestos case.

Allegedly faulty guardrail costs remaining defendant $1.3 million

Pam Wright Jun. 12, 2017, 1:56pm

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Special Appeals affirmed a lower court’s decision that Marrick Homes was liable in a personal injury lawsuit.

Maryland Court of Appeals rules circuit court erred in dismissal of wrongful death suit

Dee Thompson May 30, 2017, 10:00am

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit by a Maryland circuit court recently was reversed by the state's court of appeals.

Under Armour must pay $62K to architectural firm over Baltimore project

Melissa Busch May 12, 2017, 10:02am

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland appeals court recently affirmed that an architectural firm will receive more than $60,000 for the income-producing time it lost enforcing a project management service contract connected to the construction of a visitor center in Baltimore.

Late notice deemed to be no issue in D&O insurance coverage case

Carrie Salls Mar. 27, 2017, 1:58pm

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has lost its appeal of a Maryland decision that hinged on whether late notice of a Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations case against Fund for Animals Inc. (FFA) hurt National Union in related litigation.