Could Claim Payouts Increase with Proposed Noneconomic Damages Cap Increase for Personal Injury Claims?

May, 2024 | By Anthony Benito Blanchfield-Felice

In personal injury cases, understanding the distinction between economic and noneconomic damages is crucial. In Maryland, economic damages encompass quantifiable financial losses directly attributable to the defendant’s actions or negligence. These losses typically include expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and rehabilitation costs. See Md. Code Ann., Cts. & Jud. Pro. §…

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Analysis: SCOTUS’ Ruling Keeping Former President Trump on the 2024 Ballot

| By Trevor F. Gee

In September 2023, a group of Colorado voters (hereinafter collectively referred to as “respondents”) contended that the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits former President Donald Trump, who seeks the presidential nomination of the Republican Party in this year’s election, from becoming president again.[1] The Colorado Supreme Court agreed with the respondents’ contention…

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Future of Maryland Handgun Licensing Law Uncertain After Fourth Circuit Agrees to Review Decision Declaring It Unconstitutional

| By Richard J. Medoff

In November 2023, a split three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down provisions from Maryland’s Firearm Safety Act of 2013 requiring a handgun qualification license as a condition for obtaining a handgun, with the 2-1 majority finding that it was unconstitutional under the Supreme Court’s new test…

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