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Blog Posts in April, 2014

  • Maryland Passes Bill to Change Liability for Pit Bull Bites

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 22-Apr-2014

    By: Ira Sherman In early March, the Maryland Senate unanimously passed a bill that overhauls the current status of Pit Bull liability in the state of Maryland. In June of 2012, we wrote about Tracy v. Solesky, the Court of Appeals decision that imposed strict liability on the owner of any Pit Bull that attacked and injured a human being. The benefit of this decision was that it eliminated the ...
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  • Can a Person's Driving History Be Introduced at Trial in a Maryland Auto Accident?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 14-Apr-2014

    Sometimes, a worried client will ask us: "I have a few speeding tickets under my belt. If we go to trial, will that be used against me?" Other times a client will ask us if we can use the defendant's poor driving record against him or her at the trial. What is the rule that governs the use of driving history at trial? The short answer is, it's generally unusable. The ordinary ...
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  • Maryland Court Limits Use of Immigration Status in Auto Accident Cases

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 4-Apr-2014

    By: Matthew Tievsky In the case of Ayala v. Lee, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals has recently ruled that when an undocumented immigrant is hurt by another person's negligence in an auto accident, his or her immigration status may only be introduced at trial under limited circumstances. The Court ruled that, generally speaking, the mere fact that a person is an undocumented immigrant has ...
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  • Florida Supreme Court Overturns 'Unconstitutional' Damages Cap in Wrongful Death Claims

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 2-Apr-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel On Thursday March 13, the Florida Supreme Court overturned a controversial law that limited noneconomic damages families could recover in wrongful death claims resulting from medical malpractice. The decision is considered a great victory for families who have lost loved ones to the preventable actions or negligence of health care providers. An Unconstitutional Cap Under the ...
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