Legal Articles: Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation

 







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HTMLInsurer Not Required to Defend Insured Against Allegations of Direct and Vicarious Liability Arising from Alleged Kidnapping Scheme by Insured and its Agents
Caroline E. Willsey; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 2015
In Liberty University, Inc. v. Citizens Insurance Company of America, et al., No. 14-2254, (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, July 10, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit considered whether the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia erred in ruling...

 

HTMLBuyers’ Order and Retail Installment Sales Contract Evidence Entirety of Contract
Gregory S. Emrick; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 2015
On April 24, 2010, Willie Mae Ford and Rashad Earle Beale, (“Buyers”) purchased a vehicle from Antwerpen Motorcars Ltd. (“Antwerpen”). Shortly after the purchase, the Buyers discovered that Antwerpen failed to disclose the vehicle’s history, including its involvement...

 

HTMLAttempt to Void Final Judgment in Prior Debt Collection Case Barred by Principles of Res Judicata and Collateral Estoppel
Caroline E. Willsey; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2015, previously published on July 2015
In Mostofi v. Midland Funding, LLC, et al., No. 1084, (Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, July 2, 2015), the Court of Special Appeals decided whether a subsequent lawsuit brought by Mr. Mostofi, which sought to challenge the final judgment in a prior debt collection case, was barred by...

 

HTMLCourt of Special Appeals of Maryland Finds that A Court May Rely On Circumstantial Evidence in a Lead Paint Personal Injury Case
Nida Kanwal; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2015, previously published on July 2015
Myishia Smith filed a negligence suit against Rowhouses, Inc., a property manager, alleging she was poisoned as a child as a result of ingesting lead-based paint inside the Oliver Street Property. Smith was born in 1991. According to her mother, the first home in which Smith lived, the Monroe...

 

HTMLRule 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss Denied as to Claim of Tortious Interference with a Contractual Relationship Where Defendant Was Not a Contracting Party, But Maintained Economic Relationship with Contracting Parties
Caroline E. Willsey; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2015, previously published on June 2015
In D.C. Mason Builders, Inc. v. Bancroft Construction Co., et al., No. ELH-15-00046, (U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, June 30, 2015), the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland considered whether a claim brought by a sub-subcontractor, D.C. Mason Builders, Inc....

 

HTMLCourts May Review Whether the EEOC Has Met Statutory Obligation to Conciliate Discrimination Claims
Nida Kanwal; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2015, previously published on June 2015
The employer (“Mach Mining”) was accused of sex-based discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A female job applicant filed a complaint with the EEOC. After the EEOC found there was reasonable cause to believe the employer had discriminated against the...

 

HTMLRooker-Feldman Doctrine Requires Remand of Part of Plaintiff’s Class Action Complaint, but Remaining Counts Will Remain in Federal Court
Colleen K. O'Brien; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2015, previously published on June 2015
Murray v. Midland Funding, LLC, Civ. No. JKB-15-0532 (June 23, 2015), was removed from State to Federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”), codified at 28 U.S.C. § 1332(d) and § 1453. The Plaintiff filed a Motion to Remand, which was granted in part and denied...

 

HTMLCourt of Special Appeals of Maryland Finds that Contractors Owe a Duty to Exercise Reasonable Care to Prevent Damage to Tangible Personal Property to Third Parties who Own that Property Inside a Structure
Nida Kanwal; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 2015
Cash & Carry America, Inc. (“Cash & Carry”) filed a lawsuit against Roof Solutions, Inc. and its employee (“Roof Solutions”) alleging that negligence on the part of Roof Solutions while replacing a roof on a townhouse owned by Merle Coe, the Chief Executive Officer...

 

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.

 

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...

 


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