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Bridge and tunnel district immune from tort claim (access required)

Where a truck driver died from hypothermia and drowning in Chesapeake Bay after the tractor-trailer he was driving went through a guardrail, sovereign immunity bars claims by the driver’s estate against the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel (CBBT) District. Overview ...

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Defamation claim based upon ‘insubordination’ statement may proceed (access required)

A former employee’s claim for defamation based on her prior employer’s statement to her new employer that she was terminated for “insubordination” may proceed. The statement can be proven true or false and suggested the employee lacked integrity in performing ...

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Gross negligence claim duplicative in malpractice suit (access required)

Where a lawyer’s former client asserted he committed legal malpractice in handling her divorce, because the duties of care arose out of his professional obligations to his client, her claim for gross negligence was dismissed as duplicative of the legal ...

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