The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration describes distracted driving as a “dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways.” Combating this epidemic are a group of Howard County high school students.
While with his driving instructor, a student driver is involved in an auto accident. May the driving instructor be responsible? In Maryland, the answer is found in the 1970 decision of Greenway v. Graft....
While you might expect the phrase “sovereign immunity” to live in the palaces of kings and queens, you may be surprised to learn that this ancient royal doctrine also rides DC Metro.
According to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, an injured party’s execution of a Release of all claims may not bar a subsequent claim for underinsured motorist benefits against her own insurance company.
Presently, Maryland is one of only five “contributory negligence” states, meaning that in a negligence action, a plaintiff who was in any way negligent is barred from recovery, even when the plaintiff was only “1% negligent.” That may soon change.
Believing that the Court of Appeals barked up the wrong tree in declaring pit bulls to be "inherently dangerous," legislative leaders have formed a task force to find ways around the controversial decision.