Legal Articles: Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation

 







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HTMLFourth Circuit Dismisses Employment Discrimination Lawsuit Because Plaintiff Was Found to Have Waived His Right to Bring a Claim Pursuant to a Settlement Agreement
Nida Kanwal; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 2015
Sundersingh Bala, a man of Indian origin, had been employed in the accounting department of the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (“DCR”) since 1985. Over the years, he had filed numerous employee grievances with the Department of Employee Dispute...

 

HTMLSanctions Not Warranted Where No Prejudice Was Found from Corporate Designee’s Improper and Inadequate Preparation for Deposition
Gregory S. Emrick; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 2015
On July 7, 2012, Plaintiff fell out of her wheelchair, while in the care of Defendant’s nursing home. The fall caused multiple facial fractures, and she allegedly developed pneumonia due to the aspiration of blood from her broken nose.

 

HTMLFor Statute of Limitations Purposes, Definition of “Filing” Under the Workers’ Compensation Act Does Not Include Electronic Submission of Claim
Caroline E. Willsey; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 2015
In Hranicka v. Chesapeake Surgical, Ltd., No. 83, (Court of Appeals of Maryland, June 18, 2015), the Court of Appeals considered whether a claim was time-barred under Md. Code Ann., Lab. & Empl. § 9-709(b)(3), where the claim was submitted electronically to the Workers’ Compensation...

 

HTMLNo Merit in Appellant’s Claims that Board of Education of Anne Arundel County Violated His Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act
Caroline E. Willsey; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 2015
In Andrew Adams v. Anne Arundel County Public Schools, No. 14-1608 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, June 15, 2015), Adams appealed the district court order granting summary judgment to the Board of Education of Anne Arundel County (the “Board”) on Adams’ claims that...

 

HTMLFourth Circuit Rules Public Employees May Not Bring Public Employment Discrimination Claims Under Title II of the ADA
Nida Kanwal; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 2015
Montgomery County, Maryland operated a call center using software that was inaccessible to blind employees. Yasmin Reyazuddin, a blind employee, was not transferred to this new call center, nor was she hired for an available position there. Reyazuddin claimed Montgomery County violated Section 504...

 

HTMLKanCourts May Review Whether the EEOC Has Mat Statutory Obligation to Conciliate Discrimination Claims
Nida Kanwal; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 2015
In Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC No. 13-1019 (Supreme Court of the United States, April 29, 2015), the Supreme Court held that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) conciliation efforts may be judicially reviewed.

 

HTMLDistrict Court Erred in Granting Summary Judgment to Underwriters; Scope of Coverage Creates a Clear Duty to Defend Contractor Held Liable for Subcontractor’s Negligence
Caroline E. Willsey; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 2015
In Capital City v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London, No. 14-1239 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, June 10, 2015), Capital City Real Estate, LLC (“Capital City”) appealed the district court order granting summary judgment to Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s...

 

HTMLNotice of Claim Sufficient to Exclude Coverage from Retroactive Professional Insurance Policy.
Gregory S. Emrick; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 2015
On November 26, 2011, Kortney Jackson, a mentally disabled autistic adult, was burned severely while in the care of Antiniece Middleton, an employee/independent contractor of Community Direct Services, Inc. (“CDS”). Shortly thereafter, Carolyn Jackson, as mother, guardian and next...

 

HTMLTrial Court Properly Granted Summary Judgment on the Grounds that Plaintiff Produced No Admissible Evidence of Defendants’ Actual or Constructive Knowledge of a Slip-and-Fall Hazard
Caroline E. Willsey; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2015, previously published on June 2015
In Zilichikhis v. Montgomery County, Maryland, No. 388 (Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, May 28, 2015), Plaintiff slipped and fell on a greasy substance in a parking garage owned and operated by Montgomery County, Maryland. Plaintiff eventually developed a subdural hematoma that required...

 

HTMLU.S. District Court Examines Motion for Reargument Standard Under FRCP 59(e)
Richard J. Medoff; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2015, previously published on May 2015
In American Civil Liberties Union Foundation v. Department of Correction, State of Delaware, a case involving a motion for reargument filed pursuant to Rule 7.1.5 of the Local Rules of Civil Practice and Procedure of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, and Rule 59(e) of...

 


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