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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

July 9th, 2013

ATRA Lauds Maryland High Court Decision Upholding ‘Contributory Negligence’ Doctrine

The American Tort Reform Association today welcomed a much anticipated Maryland high court decision that upheld, with a 5-2 majority, the doctrine of “contributory negligence,” which has been a settled part of state law for more than 165 years and prevents someone at fault for his own injuries from collecting damages in a lawsuit . . . → Read More: ATRA Lauds Maryland High Court Decision Upholding ‘Contributory Negligence’ Doctrine

May 14th, 2013

#1 Hellhole Ranks as ‘Worst State for Business’

A newly released annual survey of the nation’s CEOs confirms that California, currently ranked as the #1 Judicial Hellhole, not coincidentally ranks as the worst state in which to do business, as well . . . → Read More: #1 Hellhole Ranks as ‘Worst State for Business’

May 26th, 2011

Maryland Lawyer Emulated South Florida Counterparts, Now Faces up to 20 Years in Prison

Borrowing from the playbook of parasitic personal injury lawyers who have made South Florida the auto accident insurance-fraud capital of America, an attorney from Bethesda, Maryland, got in over his head and has been popped in a sting operation . . . → Read More: Maryland Lawyer Emulated South Florida Counterparts, Now Faces up to 20 Years in Prison