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Loose Beach Umbrella Impales Woman on Maryland Beach

By: Joseph Cammarata On Sunday July 22, a woman was struck by a loose umbrella and impaled in the chest while visiting a Maryland Beach. The incident is the second case within a week in the local area ...
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Metro Required to Upgrade Trains to Correct Serious Safety Hazard for People with Disabilities

By: CSCS In January of 2016, safety and disabilities advocates identified the 'between car barriers' as a safety hazard for people with disabilities. In summary, it was too large of a gap, and ...
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New Maryland Auto Insurance Law to Allow Enhanced Underinsured Motorist Coverage As Of July 1st

By: Allan M. Siegel As of July 1, 2018, a new auto insurance law will take effect in the state of Maryland. The law – Maryland Annotated Code Insurance § 19-509.1 – will allow for ...
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Maryland Bill Proposes to Make Sexual Consent Classes Mandatory

By: CSCS The bill would require sex education classes in Maryland public schools to include lessons on sexual consent, a very welcome change to the current curriculum. It is an important step in ...
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Metro Plans to Stop Allowing Negative Balances on SmarTrip

By: Allan M. Siegel For years, Metro has allowed its subway riders to have negative balances on SmarTrip cards for one ride. For example, if you have deposited $2.50 on your SmarTrip card and you take ...
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Montgomery County is Latest Jurisdiction to Sue Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors for Opioid Crisis

By: Allan M. Siegel Earlier this month, Montgomery County announced its intention to sue manufacturers and distributors of opioids, which are a commonly prescribed type of painkiller. Oxycodone and ...
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Woman Files Suit After Health Care Provider's Negligent Misreading of Test Results Cause Her to Receive Double Mastectomy and Hysterectomy

By: Matthew Tievsky In 2015, 36 year-old Oregon resident Elisha Cooke-Moore visited her OB-GYN for a regular examination, and underwent precautionary genetic testing, to see if she was at risk of ...
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Maryland Extends Statute of Limitations for Child Abuse Victims to Bring Lawsuits

By: Matthew Tievsky On October 1, a new law in Maryland went into effect that extended the statute of limitations for child abuse victims to bring lawsuits against their abusers. A statute of ...
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Toddler Dies in Drowning Accident at Charles County Home Day Care

By: Joseph Cammarata A two year-old boy who wandered out of a day care provider’s home died Monday in what authorities suspect to be a drowning accident. According to the county sheriff’s ...
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Pastors Sue Coca-Cola and Soda Lobbying Organization for Misleading Consumers Over Health Claims

By: Allan M. Siegel In July of this year, two D.C. pastors, along with a public health group (called the Praxis Project), filed a lawsuit against The Coca-Cola Company and the American Beverage ...
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First Lawsuit Against Montgomery County Public Schools Filed Over Sexual Abuse by Former Teacher John Vigna

By: Joseph Cammarata The first lawsuit against Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) over sexual abuse by a former teacher has been filed on behalf of one of the victims. The case involves John ...
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To Settle a Case Without Filing a Lawsuit, Hire an Attorney Who is Willing to File a Lawsuit

By: Matthew Tievsky A relative of mine (call him “Evan”) who was wrongfully terminated by an unethical employer. Evan believed that he had some potential legal claims against his old ...
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Maryland Passes Law to Protect Rights of Cyclists in Crosswalks

By: Matthew Tievsky Years ago, Maryland’s legislature (the General Assembly) passed a law permitting cyclists to ride within crosswalks, like pedestrians. However – possibly as an ...
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Charter Bus Carrying Dozens of Children Overturns on I-95 North of Baltimore

By: Allan M. Siegel Over two dozen victims, many of whom are children, were injured in a bus crash Monday morning on Interstate 95 north of Baltimore. According to officials, the accident occurred ...
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Maryland Governor Completes Multi-State Pact to Establish New Metro Safety Commission

By: Allan M. Siegel On March 31, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed a bill that creates a new safety agency to oversee the rail system of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, also ...
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U.S. House of Representatives Advances Several Bills to Limit Plaintiffs' Right to Compensation in Court

By: Matthew Tievsky Since the election, the U.S. House of Representatives has considered several bills which, if passed into law, would significantly limit the right of personal injury plaintiffs to ...
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Metro Whistleblower Warns that Metro is Cutting Program to Ensure Safe Drivers

By: Matthew Tievsky With Metro's budgetary and other recent woes, it is no surprise that some of the agency's programs are getting the ax. However, it is particularly disturbing when Metro ...
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Justice Department Accepts Plea Deal From Takata For Defrauding Consumers on Faulty Airbags

By: Allan M. Siegel Earlier this month, the United States Justice Department reached a deal with the Takata Corporation of Japan, which has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and pay $1 billion for ...
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Use Your Health Insurance Even When You Have a Personal Injury Claim

By: Matthew Tievsky When a new client retains our firm after being injured by another person's negligence, we regularly advise the client to use health insurance to pay the medical bills, if the ...
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Metro Fires Six Workers Accused of Falsifying Track Inspection Records

By: Matthew Tievsky In July of last year, two train cars on the Orange Line went off the rails near the East Falls Church Metro station. At least one person was injured. In the aftermath of the ...
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Tanker Truck Ignites Fatal 55-Vehicle Pileup on Icy I-95 in Baltimore

By: Allan M. Siegel A fiery crash early Saturday morning in Baltimore resulted in a fatal 55-vehicle pileup, two deaths, and dozens of injured victims. According to officials from the Maryland ...
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Chain Reaction Crash in Prince George's County Kills Boy, Critically Injures Woman

By: Allan M. Siegel A chain reaction crash in Prince George’s County on Interstate 95 killed a 13-year old boy and critically injured a Baltimore woman. According to Maryland state police, the ...
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DC Food Truck Fire Injures Three Workers

By: Matthew Tievsky On November 16, 2016, a fire in a food truck parked in the area of George Washington University, injured the three employees who were working the truck. All three were rushed to ...
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Fatal Accident on Capital Crescent Trail Claims Life of 81-Year-Old Cyclist

By: Allan M. Siegel An 81-year-old man was killed Monday morning after he was struck by a vehicle on the Capital Crescent Trail. According to authorities, the man was riding a three-wheeled recumbent ...
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Judge Rules Police Brutality Case That Led to Death of Man With Down Syndrome Can Proceed to Trial

By: Matthew Tievsky In January of 2013, 26 year-old Robert Ethan Saylor was attending a showing of “Zero Dark Thirty” at a mall near Frederick, Maryland. Saylor suffered from Down syndrome ...
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