In a decision that means there is no legal recovery for slips and falls at the area's Metro stations, the Maryland Court of Appeals has held that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is entitled to immunity from tort claims - lawsuits -- arising out of its maintenance decisions. The court's ruling stemmed from slip and falls on wet floors suffered by two women while using the popular Metro subway transportation system.
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is a term for ways to settle disputes out of court. Arbitration and mediation are the two most common forms of ADR.
Maryland's Court of Special Appeals has let stand a $203,301 default judgment against a mortgage servicer over allegations that it did not comply with the terms of an agreement made with a homeowner in 2009.
A federal trial court has granted a Maryland woman a second chance to file her lawsuit against a credit reporting agency. The United States District Court for the District of Maryland dismissed Chevera D. Brown's claims but also gave her permission to file a second amended complaint against Experian Credit Reporting.
A payment to the class representative in a class action lawsuit won't stop the legal action, according to a decision by the Maryland Court of Appeals. The state's top court indicated that to rule differently would allow defendants to stop class actions by "picking off" the plaintiffs who bring such lawsuits.
The amount of money at stake in a court case helps to determine which court has jurisdiction over a matter. But, what happens, when the amount being fought over balloons after the parties start suing each other? Maryland's Court of Special Appeals answered that question in McKlveen v. Monika Courts Condominium.
Although used for years by attorneys in personal injury and many other types of cases. Contingent fees still draw scrutiny and create controversy.
When foreclosed properties are purchased, many buyers are unaware that tenants have rights under both state and federal law. In a recent court case, Maryland's Court of Appeals scolded a lender for acting too soon to get rid of a tenant.
Calls from debt collectors are stressful. One Maryland man - contacted about a debt that belonged to his sister-in-law - decided to take matters into his own hands and sue the debt collector that called him about the matter. Michael C. Worsham took Accounts Receivable Management, Inc. (ARM) to court alleging violations of several state and federal debt collection laws. ARM is a debt collection company.
A federal trial court in Maryland has sent an auto accident case to Delaware because the defendant, a landscaping company that sits on the Maryland-Delaware border, did not have enough contact with the state of Maryland for the case to be heard in Maryland's court system. Delaware Landscape Construction, LLC's (DLC) motion to dismiss was granted, but only to the extent that the Maryland court transferred it into a Delaware-based federal trial court.
A Maryland woman's attempt to take a satellite television provider to task for pulling her credit report without her permission has been dismissed by a federal trial court. The United States District Court for the District of Maryland said Christina L. Suit failed to put forth the facts needed to support her claim.
Expert witnesses play an important role in trials. An expert witness or professional witness is an individual who testifies in a court case to help explain technical, scientific or medical matters. The witness is classified as an 'expert' because he/she possesses specialized knowledge about matters involved in the lawsuit.
Maryland was the first state to put into place workers' compensation laws, passing such a law in the early 1900s. All Maryland employers are covered under workers' compensation insurance or have insurance in place to satisfy such claims. Injured workers seeking workers' compensation benefits have to show that the injury or illness is work-related. In most instances, if you were doing something for the benefit of your employer and you were injured or became ill as a result of that activity, then your injury or illness is work-related and you can receive benefits.
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