Employer Liability when an Employee Causes an Auto Accident

Employer Liability when an Employee Causes an Auto Accident In Maryland, the doctrine of respondeat superior means that an employer to be held liable for the negligent acts of an employee if “they were in furtherance of the employer’s business and were ‘authorized’ by the employer.” Sawyer v. Humphries, 322 Md. 247, 587 A.2d 467,

Introduction into Class Actions

Introduction into Class Action Cases Marylanders are more familiar with class action litigation than perhaps before given the recent medical malpractice related class actions emanating from area hospitals. First, there was the stent litigation with St. Joseph Medical Center which settled for $37 million dollars and now the eponymous Dr. Nikita Levy class action. In the

Hearsay Exception for Medical Diagnosis and Treatment Statements

Hearsay Exception for Medical Diagnosis and Treatment Statements   A significant part of my work as a personal injury attorney in Baltimore is to review and parse out information from my clients medical records. These medical records are a crucial part of any personal injury claim especially where there has been significant injuries or there

Failure to Follow the Maryland Tort Claims Act statute of limitations results in Dismissal

1 In particular, plaintiffs make claims for common law false arrest and false imprisonment, common law malicious prosecution, and unlawful search, seizure, excessive force, and deprivation of property without due process of law in violation of the Maryland and United States Constitutions. 2 In two earlier rulings, I dismissed all charges against the state Commissioner

Concerted Action Theory in Products Liability Cases

1The two motions are the Motion to Dismiss the Complaint for Failure to Identify the Product Manufacturer [Paper No. 85] and the Motion to Dismiss the Complaint Based Upon Failure to Identify the Manufacturer [Paper No. 86]. 2The proposed class consists of all persons who own and occupy single-family residential dwelling units situated within the