Last month the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland affirmed a judgment entered after a jury awarded over one million dollars to a college-bound plaintiff who allegedly suffers from mild attention deficits due to lead paint exposure in early childhood. Sugarman v. Liles, No. 1460,SEPT.TERM,2016, 2017 WL 4990672, at *1 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. Nov. 1, 2017).
Plaintiff Chauncey Liles, now 19 years old, filed a complaint against Ivy Realty, Inc. and Stanley Sugarman, alleging injury and damages caused by lead paint exposure at a residence managed and operated by Ivy Realty when he was a toddler. At trial, the parties stipulated that due to Ivy Realty’s negligence, Mr. Liles was exposed to deteriorating paint at the residence, and his exposure to lead paint substantially contributed to two documented elevated blood lead levels: 11 mcg/dL at age two and a half, and 10 mcg/DL at age three. Id. at *1.
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The United States Supreme Court recently announced that it would not hear a challenge to the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Sarmad Syed v. M-I, LLC, No. 14-17186 (9th Cir. January 20, 2017) (amended March 20, 2017), in which the appellate court found that the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) requiresRead the full article →
Last month the Third Circuit reversed an order of dismissal issued by the District of New Jersey regarding a putative class action brought by consumers of prescription eye medication. See Cottrell v. Alcon Labs, 16-ap-2015 (3d Cir. October 18, 2017). The plaintiffs alleged that the manufacturers and distributors of eye drops packaged theRead the full article →
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(2) grants relief from a final judgment on the basis of “newly discovered evidence that, with reasonable diligence, could not have been discovered in time to move for a new trial under Rule 59(b).” Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b)(2). Under Rule 60(b)(3), a party isRead the full article →
In a recent decision, the Southern District of Illinois allowed several claims to proceed against the manufacturer and distributor of commercial fish feed that allegedly caused the death of a largemouth bass population. Veath Fish Farm, LLC v. Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC, No. 17-CV-0303-MJR-SCW, 2017 WL 4472784, at *1 (S.D.Read the full article →