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Civil Litigation 101: Maryland Sample Medical Malpractice Interrogatories

The Maryland Form Interrogatories found in the Forms Appendix to the Maryland Rules are a good place to begin in crafting and tailoring interrogatories specific to a litigant’s case. In this “Civil Litigation 101″ blog series, I’ve provided the reader with the following Maryland Form Interrogatories: Maryland Form Domestic Relations Interrogatories Maryland Form Motor Tort […]

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Civil Litigation 101: Maryland Sample Products Liability Interrogatories

In this “Civil Litigation 101″ blog series, I’ve provided the reader with Maryland Form domestic relations interrogatories, Maryland Form motor tort interrogatories, and Maryland Form personal injury interrogatories. In continuing with this series, the following Maryland Form interrogatories can be useful in products liability cases. As always, the rules governing interrogatories differ depending on where […]

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Civil Litigation 101: Maryland Sample Personal Injury Interrogatories

In this “Civil Litigation 101″ blog series, I’ve provided the reader with Maryland Form domestic relations interrogatories and Maryland Form motor tort interrogatories. In continuing with this series, the following Maryland Form interrogatories can be useful in personal injury cases. As always, the rules governing interrogatories differ depending on where (which court? District or Circuit?) […]

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Civil Litigation 101: Maryland Sample Domestic Relations Interrogatories

In my previous blog entitled What are Interrogatories?, I discussed why interrogatories are an integral part of the discovery phase of civil litigation. Whether your case is in the District Court (limited to 15 interrogatories by Maryland Rule 3-421) or whether your case is in the Circuit Court (limited to 30 interrogatories by Maryland Rule […]

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Civil Litigation 101: Maryland Sample Motor Tort Interrogatories

In my previous blog entitled What are Interrogatories?, I discussed why interrogatories are an integral part of the discovery phase of civil litigation. Whether your case is in the District Court (limited to 15 interrogatories by Maryland Rule 3-421) or whether your case is in the Circuit Court (limited to 30 interrogatories by Maryland Rule […]

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Civil Litigation 101: What are Interrogatories?

In my previous blog entitled What is Discovery?, I explained the discovery process as the “fact finding” part of the pre-trial phase. Interrogatories are an integral part of the discovery process. What are interrogatories? Interrogatories, as defined by The Free Dictionary, are “written questions submitted to a party from his or her adversary to ascertain […]

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Civil Litigation 101 – What is Discovery?

So, you’ve filed a civil lawsuit against someone or some entity. Now what? A lot happens between the time one actually begins the litigation process and the time when one actually gets his/her day in court. In Maryland, to litigate a case from inception (filing a Complaint) to end (trial) can take a few months […]

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What is Summary Judgment?

Not every law suit filed gets its day in court. In fact, most attorneys would prefer to avoid the time and expense involved in preparing for long and factually complex trials. A motion for summary judgment is an important tool for lawyers in helping them to simplify trials or to avoid unnecessary trials altogether. Simply […]

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Thinking about Renting a Room in your House?

Collaborative approaches to problem solving are always a good thing. So, why not collaborate in blogging, too? …Especially when there’s good information worth sharing. I received a very complimentary e-mail about this Firm’s blog from my “big fans” and new friends at Homeinsurance.org. Homeinsurance.org prides itself on “Bringing home owners everywhere the latest insurance updates, […]

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So you want to be a landlord? Part 7 — Returning/Withholding the Security Deposit

I covered this topic in Part 4 of my blog series. However, this topic warrants its own discussion. When can a landlord withhold a security deposit? How much can the landlord withhold? Can a landlord seek damages from the tenant if the costs to repair a tenant’s damage to the rental property exceed the amount […]

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