Maryland Court of Special Appeals expands duty of service contractors to inspect and to warn of potential hazards

In Landaverde v. Navarro, Nos. 1719, 2089, 2018 Md. App. LEXIS 721, at *31 (App. July 26, 2018), the Maryland Court of Special Appeals unanimously found in favor of plaintiffs in their appeal of orders of summary judgment granted to service technicians, finding that the contractors owed a duty to inspect and to warn of … Read moreMaryland Court of Special Appeals expands duty of service contractors to inspect and to warn of potential hazards

A fun bit of construction defect history

Regular readers of our Mid-Atlantic Civil Litigation Defense blog know that we often take a look at issues related to construction defects. Because our firm represents general contractors and subcontractors, as well as developers, property owners and others in legal disputes involving allegations of defects or economic losses caused by defects, we try to stay … Read moreA fun bit of construction defect history

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS SETS PARAMETERS FOR APPLICATION OF THE MARYLAND CONSTRUCTION TRUST STATUTE

HOLDS TRUST STATUTE IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO MARYLAND LITTLE MILLER ACT CASES OR MARYLAND MECHANICS’ LIEN CASES On July 30, 2018 in the C&B Construction, Inc. v. Dashiell case, the Court of Appeals of Maryland discussed the applicability of the Maryland Construction Trust Statute (§§ 9-201, 9-202, and 9-204 of the Real Property Article), which creates a … Read moreMARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS SETS PARAMETERS FOR APPLICATION OF THE MARYLAND CONSTRUCTION TRUST STATUTE

Toxic tort defense: Avoid these three hurdles

Toxic tort cases are complex legal beasts. Business owners that find their business accused of a toxic tort crime must prepare for a difficult case. Part of the difficulties that are inherent to these cases is the many hurdles that defendants can find themselves facing before they reach the courtroom. Three examples include: Venue selection. Venue … Read moreToxic tort defense: Avoid these three hurdles

Court of Appeals of Maryland Holds that the Statute of Repose is Not Available as a Defense to Those in Possession or Control of Real Property

In the SVF Riva Annapolis, LLC, v. Gilroy case, the Court of Appeals of Maryland considered the application of the statute of repose defense under § 5-108 of the Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article of the Code of Maryland to the owner of a property where an accident took place. The Court of Appeals held that CJP … Read moreCourt of Appeals of Maryland Holds that the Statute of Repose is Not Available as a Defense to Those in Possession or Control of Real Property