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HTMLVirginia Federal Court Holds that Parties to Requirements Contract Agreed to Confer the Issue of Arbitrability to the Arbitrator.
Paul N. Farquharson; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 2014
In Innospec Ltd. v. Ethyl Corp., the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia held that parties to a contract agree to arbitrate the issue of arbitrability when incorporating specific rules allowing for the arbitration of arbitrability into an agreement to arbitrate....

 

HTMLMaryland Court of Appeals holds that the docketing of a voluntary dismissal did not trigger the 30-day time limit to note an appeal.
Wayne C. Heavener; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 2014
In Hoib v. Progressive American Insurance Company, the Maryland Court of Appeals held that a stipulation of dismissal did not serve as a final judgment, such that its docketing would trigger the 30-day time limit to file an appeal. In particular, the Court held that a stipulation of dismissal did...

 

HTMLTrial Court Properly Granted Defendant Health Care Providers’ Motions to Dismiss Because They Were Immune From Liability Under Involuntary Admittance Statute, MD. CODE ANN, HEALTH GEN. § 10-618
Paul N. Farquharson; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 2014
In Williams v. Peninsula Regional Medical Center, No. 18 (Court of Appeals of Maryland, November 21, 2014), Charles Williams, Jr. (“Mr. Williams”), age 34, was brought to Peninsula Regional Medical Center (“PRMC”) by his mother, Gineene Williams (“Ms. Williams”)....

 

HTMLFourth Circuit Reverses and Remands Case and Holds That 28 U.S.C. § 1447 Did Not Deprive Maryland District Court of Jurisdiction to Consider Merits of Rule 60(b)(3) Motion
Paul N. Farquharson; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 2014
In Joyce Barlow v. Colgate Palmolive Company, the Fourth Circuit decided an appeal that involved the interplay between 28 U.S.C. § 1447(d)-which prohibits federal courts from reviewing orders remanding cases to state court-and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 11 and 60(b)(3)-which provide the...

 

HTMLMaryland Federal District Court Lacks Diversity Jurisdiction Where Now-Defunct Corporation was Incorporated in Maryland at the Time of Suit and is Maryland Citizen
Jhanelle A. Graham; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2014, previously published on November 2014
In Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners v. Warren-Ehret Company Of Maryland, Inc. et al., the United States District Court for the District of Maryland was asked to determine whether diversity jurisdiction existed in a breach of contract dispute that was initially filed in the Circuit Court...

 

HTMLFourth Circuit Affirms Judgment of South Carolina District Court in Denying Debtors’ Motion for Reconsideration Arising from Bankruptcy Proceeding
Jhanelle A. Graham; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2014, previously published on October 2014
In Branch Banking and Trust Company v. Cathy Lanier, Randy and Cathy Lanier (collectively, “the Laniers”) appealed the district court’s judgment in favor of Branch Banking & Trust Company (“BB&T Co.”) and its order denying their Fed. R. Civ. P. 59(e) motion for...

 

HTMLEvidence of Lack of Insurance Only Admissible in Negligent Hiring Case if Proximate Cause of Harm Alleged
Gregory S. Emrick; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2014, previously published on October 2014
In April 2012, Morgan Perry was struck by a dump truck being operated by William H. Johnson, II while crossing an intersection, causing significant injuries. At the time of the incident, Johnson was operating a truck owned by Higher Power Trucking, LLC (“Higher Power”), Johnson’s...

 

HTMLMetro Police Department Not Vicariously Liable For Assault by Off-Duty Plain Clothes Officers
Gregory S. Emrick; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2014, previously published on November 2014
In the early morning of February 3, 2007, three off-duty District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department officers went to the Szechuan Gallery for food and drink, having previously been drinking at another establishment. The officers were not in uniform, but two of the officers were carrying...

 

HTML2014 Maryland Election Poses to Turn Maryland’s Blue Skies Purple
Sarah M. Grago; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2014, previously published on November 2014
The election on November 4, 2014 resulted in a victory for Maryland Republicans. Governor-elect Larry Hogan (R) and running mate Boyd Rutherford (R) defeated Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) and Ken Ulman (D) with the final vote count totaling 847,107 to 770,511 (51.47% to 46.82%). Brown captured the...

 

HTMLUnited States District Court Holds that Personal Injury Plaintiff Stated a Legally Cognizable Claim, Irrespective of Whether Defendant Corporation Alleged Plaintiff was an Employee.
Wayne C. Heavener; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2014, previously published on November 2014
In Fischer v. ISE America, Inc., the United States District Court for the District of Maryland held that personal injury plaintiffs’ complaint neither failed to invoke the court’s jurisdiction, nor failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted, simply because the defendant...

 


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