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HTMLCorporation Does Not Have Protected Interest in Documents Thrown in Common Area Dumpster
Gregory S. Emrick; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014
Between 1998 and 2000, Greenpeace, an environmental lobbying group, investigated and lobbied against Dow Chemical Co. and Sasol North America, Inc. for their chemical manufacturing operations at Lake Charles, Louisiana. In response, both companies retained lobbying firms to assist in combating...

 

HTMLDistrict of Columbia Recognizes Economic Loss Doctrine in Negligence Case for First Time
Colleen K. O'Brien; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014
In Aguilar v. RP MRP Washington Harbour, LLC, No. 13-CV-329 (District of Columbia Court of Appeals, September 4, 2014), and in a case of first impression, the District of Columbia high court recognized the economic loss doctrine in a negligence case. The economic loss doctrine prohibits claims of...

 

HTMLFourth Circuit Affirms Lower Court’s Dismissal of Complaint to Permit Arbitration on Grounds of Equitable Estoppel
Jhanelle A. Graham; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014
In Keanna Lomax v. Weinstock, Friedman & Friedman, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit was asked to determine whether the district court erred in dismissing, without prejudice, Plaintiff Keanna Lomax’s amended complaint to permit arbitration. Lomax’s complaint...

 

HTMLReporter’s First Amendment Protections Apply to Subpoena in Civil Action
Gregory S. Emrick; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on August 2014
Plaintiffs, former residents of Military Housing filed suit against Defendants, who had provided the housing by Agreement with the United States Military, for alleged injuries and damage arising from mold exposure. The subject matter of the litigation garnered media attention, including from the...

 

HTMLNew Maryland Rule 1-322.2 (Requiring Certificate by Attorney of Personal Identifier Information Redaction) Is Repealed
Colleen K. O'Brien; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on August 2014
New Maryland Rule 1-322.2 was supposed to take effect on July 1, 2014, however, due largely to rising concerns from county clerks of court, the implementation of the Rule was stayed until September 1, 2014. The Rule would have required that every pleading or paper filed in a litigated civil or...

 

HTMLMaryland Court of Special Appeals Affirms Lower Court’s Finding that Indemnification Provision Applied to Negligent Venipuncture of Phlebotomy Student
Jhanelle A. Graham; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on August 2014
In Board of Trustees of the Community College of Baltimore County v. Patient First Corp., the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland was asked to determine (1) whether the circuit court erred in finding that the indemnification provision of an agreement required the Board of Trustees of the Community...

 

HTMLFederal Court Permits Expedited Discovery to Identify Defendant in Alleged Copyright Infringement Case
Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 2014
In Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (No. 14-1324, U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Columbia), the Court found that there was good cause for Plaintiff to serve a third party subpoena prior to the Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f) conference in this case alleging copyright infringement. Plaintiff, Malibu Media, had filed...

 

HTMLVideo Contradicting Plaintiff’s Theory of Liability Sufficient for Summary Judgment
Gregory S. Emrick; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 2014
Plaintiff Hall was a passenger on a bus being operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (“WMATA”). Plaintiff alleged that as she was alighting from the bus, the bus operator began to close the door on her, “pushing” her out of the bus. Plaintiff lost her...

 

HTMLFourth Circuit Affirms Maryland District Court’s Decision to Remand Case to State Court Where Defendant Did Not Raise Timely Federal Defense Under 28 U.S.C. § 1446(b)
Jhanelle A. Graham; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 2014
In Kathleen Wood v. Crane Co, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit was asked to review an asbestos action involving Defendant, Crane Company (“Crane”), one of many defendants in the litigation, which removed the case to federal court based on federal officer...

 

HTMLMaryland Court of Appeals Finds That Maryland’s Wage Payment and Collection Law Applies to Claims for Overtime Wages
Wayne C. Heavener; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 2014
In Peters v. Early Healthcare Giver, Inc., the Maryland Court of Appeals held that Maryland’s Wage Payment and Collection Law (“WPCL”) covered claims for overtime wages, despite any federal authority to the contrary. Writing for the Court, Judge Sally D. Adkins held that there was...

 


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