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April 10th, 2018

Intent on Making State a Judicial Hellhole- Maryland High Court Holds Statute of Repose Does Not Apply to Asbestos Claims

The Maryland Court of Appeals recently overturned the state appellate court’s Duffy v. CBS Corp. decision. In the case, which involved asbestos claims for wrongful death, the appellate court held that the state’s twenty-year statute of repose for improvements to real property barred an asbestos claim brought for exposure to the substance in 1970. In overturning the appellate court, the Maryland high court most notably disagreed with the appellate court on the issue of when a cause of action arises.

Maryland’s 20-year statute of repose for improvements to real property was first enacted in 1970. It required any claim relating to an improvement to real property to accrue within 20 years . . . → Read More: Intent on Making State a Judicial Hellhole- Maryland High Court Holds Statute of Repose Does Not Apply to Asbestos Claims

March 6th, 2014

Baltimore Judge Rejects Mass Consolidation of Asbestos Lawsuits

A Baltimore judge has soundly rejected a proposal by the law firm of Peter Angelos to consolidate approximately 13,000 asbestos-related lawsuits involving different products, exposures, and illnesses, along with scores of defendants . . . → Read More: Baltimore Judge Rejects Mass Consolidation of Asbestos Lawsuits

April 11th, 2013

WSJ Spotlights Asbestos Shenanigans in Judicial Hellhole

Picking up where the latest Judicial Hellholes report left off, the Wall Street Journal this week editorialized about the consolidation game that asbestos kingpin Peter Angelos is trying to play in Baltimore . . . → Read More: WSJ Spotlights Asbestos Shenanigans in Judicial Hellhole

June 21st, 2012

Channeling Henny Youngman, Peter Angelos Hopes to Make Baltimore the Next Philadelphia

Mass tort kingpin Peter Angelos is apparently hoping to make Baltimore the next Philadelphia when it comes to unfairly consolidating questionable asbestos claims and pressuring defedants into settlements they might not agree to if the cases were handled separately . . . → Read More: Channeling Henny Youngman, Peter Angelos Hopes to Make Baltimore the Next Philadelphia