Legal Articles: Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation

 







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HTMLU.S. District Court Examines The “Relation Back” Provision of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(c)
Richard J. Medoff; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on February 2015
In Branden Wallace v. Eric Houston, et al., a case involving a motion to dismiss an amended complaint that sought to add additional defendants to an ongoing 42 U.S.C. § 1983 suit, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware concluded that the amended complaint did not...

 

HTMLSuperior Court Denied Plaintiff’s Motion to Deem Service Complete Finding Further Action Necessary Despite Plaintiff’s Four Attempts by In-Person and Mail Service.
Sarah M. Grago; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015
In Fiorelli v. Bai., the Superior Court of the State of Delaware for New Castle County denied Plaintiff’s motion to deem service complete. The lawsuit, initiated by Anthony Fiorelli (“Plaintiff”) in February 2013, arose from a car accident allegedly involving Yunmei Bai...

 

HTMLU.S. District Court Examines Docket Management Authority Under FRCP 41(b)
Richard J. Medoff; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on February 2015
In Amir Fatir v. Walter Redman, et al., a case involving a motion to enforce a judgment issued in 1977, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware concluded that enforcement of the judgment was not warranted and that dismissal of the underlying case was appropriate under Federal...

 

HTMLPlaintiff’s Testimony that Bus was Driving “Fast” was Insufficient to Prove Negligence.
Gregory S. Emrick; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015
On April 16, 2008, the Plaintiff, Darlene Robinson, was a passenger on a bus being operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (“WMATA”). Plaintiff had boarded the bus, paid her fare, and proceeded past the bus operator, Ronald Bumpass. Plaintiff headed toward the...

 

HTMLFourth Circuit Affirms Maryland District Court’s Grant of Summary Judgment for Employer Where EEOC Relied Upon Erroneous Expert Testimony of Industrial Psychologist
Jhanelle A. Graham; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on February 2015
In EEOC v. Freeman, Freeman-a provider of integrated services for expositions, conventions, and corporate events, with offices in major cities throughout the United States-began conducting background checks on its job applicants. In 2001, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

 

HTMLMaryland Court of Special Appeals Affirms Judgment of Lower Court for Defendant But Holds That Parent’s Reliance May be Imputed to Minor Child on Misrepresentation Claim
Jhanelle A. Graham; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on February 2015
In White v. Kennedy Krieger Institute, Tyron White participated in a lead reduction treatment study facilitated by Kennedy Krieger Institute (“KKI”) while he was a minor. White alleged that while enrolled in the study, and as a result of the tortious conduct of KKI, he was exposed to...

 

HTMLU.S. District Court Examines Pleading Standard Under FRCP 12(b)(6) and FRCP 9(b)
Richard J. Medoff; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on February 2015
In Lacey Townsend v. Eastern Specialty Finance, Inc., a case involving a private cause of action under the Delaware Consumer Fraud Act, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware concluded that the factual allegations in the plaintiff’s complaint failed to state a claim...

 

HTMLDistrict Court Granted Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment Where Plaintiffs Abandoned Claims by Failing to File Timely Responses.
Sarah M. Grago; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015
In Uribe, et al., v. Aaron’s, Inc., the United States District Court for the Southern District of Maryland reinforced the importance of adhering to court mandated filing deadlines and granted Defendant’s motion for summary judgment where Plaintiffs failed to respond to both the motion...

 

HTMLVirginia Supreme Court Finds That an Act of Corporate Domestication Does Not Give Rise to Shareholders’ Statutory Rights of Appraisal
Wayne C. Heavener; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on February 2015
In Fisher v. Tails, Inc., the Virginia Supreme Court held, as a matter of first impression, that shareholders in a corporation originally incorporated in Virginia were not entitled to appraisal rights when that corporation transferred its state of incorporation to Delaware. Under Virginia law -...

 

HTMLIn Medical Malpractice Case, Plaintiff’s Certificate of Qualified Expert and Report Were Legally Sufficient, and Thus, Trial Court Erred by Dismissing Complaint
Colleen K. O'Brien; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on February 2015
In Powell v. Wurm, Slip Op., No. 0782 (Maryland Court of Special Appeals, Jan. 29, 2015), the Court examined the sufficiency of the medical malpractice Plaintiff’s certificate and report of qualified expert, which is a threshold requirement connected with filing a medical malpractice action...

 


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