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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

July 11th, 2012

ATRA Urges Maryland High Court to Respect Legislature’s Longstanding Support for Contributory Negligence

The American Tort Reform Association has submitted a “friend of the court” brief to Maryland’s highest court, urging it to uphold its own precedent as well as the long expressed will of the state legislature and 165 years of settled law with respect to the doctrine of contributory negligence . . . → Read More: ATRA Urges Maryland High Court to Respect Legislature’s Longstanding Support for Contributory Negligence