Legal Articles: Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation

 







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HTMLDesecration of Unmarked Graves is Not Prima Facie Negligence for Desecration of Marked Graves
Gregory S. Emrick; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
December 18, 2014, previously published on October 2014
In 2004, Equitable Production Company, (“Equitable”) an oil and natural gas prospector, retained the services of General Pipeline Construction, Inc. (“GP”) to construct a pipeline across a land tract of a former coal mining town known as Crystal Block Hollow, WV. Within that...

 

HTMLMaryland Federal District Court Grants Plaintiff’s Summary Judgment Motion, Affording Right to Condemn Properties Pursuant to the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. § 717f(h)
Jhanelle A. Graham; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
December 18, 2014, previously published on October 2014
In Columbia Gas Transmission, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland was asked to decide one (1) of several cases initiated by Plaintiff, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (“Columbia Gas”), requesting land necessary for the construction of a natural gas pipeline in...

 

HTMLDistrict’s EMTs Acting in an Emergency during Firefighter Physical Ability Test Protected by Public Duty Doctrine
Gregory S. Emrick; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 2014
The decedent, Eric Allen, was a participant in the physical ability test (PAT) as part of his application to become a District of Columbia (“District”) firefighter. As part of the PAT, the participants’ vitals were taken before and after the PAT by on-scene emergency medical...

 

HTMLNo Liability for Boiler Manufacturer for Third-Party Gaskets on Navy Ships
Gregory S. Emrick; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on October 2014
May was a former United States Navy machinist mate, who had worked in seven Navy ships over a 20 year time span, though he never served on the maiden voyage of any ship. During that time, he assisted in the maintenance of the boiler system, including the maintenance and replacement of the various...

 

HTMLMaryland Federal District Court Declines to Dismiss Plaintiff’s Claims Upon Finding Personal Jurisdiction Over Maryland Non-Resident and Holding Contract Ambiguous
Jhanelle A. Graham; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on October 2014
In Andrew Chartier v. M. Richard Epps, P.C., et al., the United States District Court for the District of Maryland was asked to determine a breach of contract action, filed by Plaintiff, Andrew Chartier (“Mr. Chartier”) against M. Richard Epps, P.C. (“Epps, P.C.”); Equifax...

 

HTMLUnited States District Court for District of Maryland Holds Twombly-Iqbal Pleading Standard Inapplicable to Affirmative Defenses
Wayne C. Heavener; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on October 2014
In LBCMT 2007-C3 Urbana Pike, LLC v. Eric D. Sheppard, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland held that the Twombly-Iqbal standard of pleading did not apply when plaintiffs sought to strike defendants’ affirmative defenses under FED. R. CIV. P. 12 (f). LBCMT 2007-C3...

 

HTMLMaryland Court of Special Appeals Affirms Summary Judgment for Defendants in Lead Paint Case Upon Excluding Causation Testimony from Plaintiff’s Proffered Expert
Jhanelle A. Graham; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2014, previously published on October 2014
In Jakeem Roy v. Elliot Dackman, et al., Jakeem Roy (“Roy”) was allegedly exposed to lead before he reached age two (2), according to blood tests taken on September 17, 1997. Roy filed a Complaint through his mother, Latisha Hillery, in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, on June 29,...

 

HTMLMaryland’s Intermediate Appellate Court holds effectuating service of case information report indicating the need for a jury trial is insufficient to demand a jury trial under the Maryland Rules
Wayne C. Heavener; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2014, previously published on October 2014
In Lisy Corporation v. McCormick & Co., Inc., Maryland’s intermediate appellate court held a party to a civil action fails to effectively plead a demand for a jury trial by simply checking the “jury demand” box on a Civil Non-Domestic Case Information Report, irrespective of...

 

HTMLElements To Plead Prescriptive Easements And Implied Easements Clarified By Court
Gregory S. Emrick; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 2014
In the 1930’s, a developer built the neighborhood known as Foxhall Village in the District of Columbia. Included in the development were lots 52 and 53, upon which a common twelve foot driveway was placed for the benefit of the occupants of both lots. The twelve foot driveway straddled the...

 

HTMLMaryland Does Not Have Personal Jurisdiction Over Brazilian Company in Breach of Contract Action
Colleen K. O'Brien; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 2014
In Purdue Holdings, Inc. v. BRF S.A., No. JKB-14-1007 (D. Md., September 19, 2014), the Court granted the Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction, in a breach of contract case. Purdue Holdings, Inc. (“Purdue”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of an international...

 


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