Foreseeability of the crowd

Suits for injuries at public events, even celebrations like a Super Bowl victory, can occur where persons who attend are injured. Whether such a suit can go forward to trial was explored in a recent r…

Mandatory Minimum Sentence Statutes

There has been much public debate about laws, particularly in the federal system, that mandate heavy mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain drug offenses. However, such statutes are also on th…

The ‘I Don’t Know’ Response

In criminal prosecutions the police focus much of their efforts on obtaining physical evidence to link a suspect to the crime. We have all seen fictional portrayals of the police interview where they …

Challenging the Tax Man

The Maryland Tax Court hears appeals from decisions of State or local tax authorities, including decisions of the Comptroller of Maryland. Once appeals are made to the Circuit Court, they may end up i…

Putting the Driver Behind the Wheel

It is all too common for police officers to pull over vehicles they see weaving down the road, to find that the operator of the vehicle is intoxicated. A necessary component of obtaining a conviction …