Summer 2016

By Mark A. Kohl
Claims involving intoxicated drivers raise a host of issues and concerns ranging from the effect of the intoxication on coverage to the potential that the intoxication may influence a jury’s findings on liability and damages.  One specific concern, however, varies greatly across Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia – whether the driver’s intoxication gives rise to a claim for punitive damages.
Recent Developments - Maryland
Whether A Foreign Limited Liability Company, Who is Not A "Taxpayer" Has Standing to Sue.
Insurance Law Coverage - or Lack Thereof - Has Nothing to do with Plaintiff's Injuries.
The Fraud Exception to the Statute of Limitations Cannot be Satisfied by Mere Negligence.
The Court Determines Whether a Fireworks Display is an Inherently Dangerous Activity.
In September, the Maryland Court of Appeals Will Consider a Rule Change Regarding Professional Ethics.

Recent Developments - Virginia
Statutory Changes for the UIM Carrier in Virginia.
Tolling the Statute of Limitations as it Applies to a Contractual Limitation Period.
Recent Developments - District of Columbia
Is the Condition of a Wet Floor in a Metro Station on a Rainy Day a Dangerous Condition?
Violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act as to a Private University and Its Police Department.
About the Firm


DeCaro, Doran, Siciliano, Gallagher and DeBlasis LLP
Maryland Office
17251 Melford Boulevard
Suite 200
Bowie, MD 20715
Virginia Office
3050 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22030
Washington, D.C. Office
1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Suite 950
Washington, D.C. 20036