Share Legal Information With Colleagues

CategoriesFiles

folder icon 12 SAVE ME A SEAT

Retained to save a delegate's seat in Maryland's General AssemblyRepresenting Delegate Tiffany Alston in her effort to save her seat in the Maryland General Assembly, Kramer & Connolly challenged a Circuit Court ruling that declared her seat to be vacant.  Taking on the Attorney General, the Speaker of the House and the Governor to contest their decision to remove her from the legislature, Kramer & Connolly urged the Court of Appeals to reverse a ruling that may effectively eviscerate the benefits of probation before judgment in all criminal cases.  Although the Court has not yet released its formal opinion on the issue, a divided court ultimately affirmed the judgment below.

folder icon 9 MILLION DOLLAR INSURANCE VERDICT
Kramer & Connolly Wins Record $1 Million Verdict in Insurance CaseAfter a two-week trial, a federal jury in Baltimore has awarded more than $1 million to a Maryland couple whose insurance carrier refused to pay after their house burned down. Mutual Benefit Insurance Company claimed that the couple falsely inflated the amount of their losses, but the jury found otherwise and ordered the insurer to pay Kramer & Connolly's clients the sum of $1,023,147.  Read The Daily Record story by clicking here.
folder icon 8 HOMEOWNER FORECLOSURE ACTION

Outrageous actions by HOA prompt WBAL's I-Team investigation into threats to foreclose on the home of Regis Mencer and his familyRecognizing a firm's duty to perform pro bono service to support the surrounding community, Kramer & Connolly represented a family threatened with foreclosure by a homeowners association that claims to have spent nearly $10,000 to collect late fees of only $55.

folder icon 18 CHALLENGING SLOTS BALLOT
Kramer & Connolly represented Stop Slots Maryland in challenging the slots ballot.Representing citizens concerned about deceptive language in a ballot question authorizing slot machines, Kramer & Connolly took the State of Maryland to court and forced officials to change the wording.  Although the Circuit Court agreed that the ballot language drafted by the Secretary of State was misleading, the three-judge panel only ordered the insertion of one word in an effort to cure this defect.  The Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling and the measure was ultimately approved by voters in the November 2008 General Election.
folder icon 29 CHALLENGING SPECIAL SESSION LAWS

Irwin Kramer speaks with reporters after challenging special session laws in court.Representing a group of legislators and a prominent Maryland business person, Kramer & Connolly challenged the constitutionality of laws enacted during the 2007 Special Session of the Maryland General Assembly, including the largest tax increase in the State's history.  During discovery, the Clerk of the House of Delegates admitted to the fabrication and backdating of legislative records at the instruction of legislative leaders.