Moore v. Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp., 831 A.2d 12 (Md. 2003). —
The Court, interpreting Restatement (Second) of Judgments § 22, reversed the trial court’s dismissal of a debtor’s claim finding that it was not barred by the doctrine of res judicata.
Chrisher v. Bethune, 749 A.2d 130 (D.C. 2000). — Court of Appeals held that a client may bring a legal malpractice case against an attorney based on an attorney’s alleged admission of fault even without expert testimony.
Sherman v. Adoption Center of Washington, 791 A.2d 1031 (D.C. 1999). — Court of Appeals affirmed entry of summary judgment in a wrongful adoption case.
Kerby v. Mortgage Funding Corp., 992 F. Supp. 787 (D.Md. 1998). — Class action was brought by homeowners against a financial institution, title insurance company and others alleging conspiracy. The District Court held that the alleged criminal violations of RESPA could not serve as predicate acts for purpose of establishing a RICO violation.
Ferenc v. World Child, Inc., 172 F.3d 919 (D.C. Cir. 1998). — Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit affirmed trial court’s entry of summary judgment finding that a contractual waiver clause did not violate public policy.
Fred Ezra Co. v. Psychiatric Institute of Washington, 687 A.2d 587 (D.C. 1996). — Court of Appeals reversed in part and affirmed in part the trial court’s entry of summary judgment. The appellate court found that material issues of fact existed as to whether the statute of limitations was tolled through fraudulent concealment.
Mills v. Cooter, 647 A.2d 1118 (D.C. 1994). — Legal malpractice claim alleging failure to sue proper parties. Reversed on appeal finding that an attorney is not liable for refusing to bring a claim that the attorney in good faith believes lacks merit.
Friendly Mobile Manor v. Levan, Schimel, Richman and Belman, P.A., 612 A.2d 322 (Md. App. 1992). — Legal malpractice claim alleging breach of duty in the sale of a mobile home park. Appellate court affirmed trial court’s entry of judgment finding that “of counsel” designation in letterhead does not establish apparent agency.
Pickett, Houlon & Berman v. Haslip, 533 A.2d 287 (Md. App. 1987). — Legal malpractice case arising out of underlying divorce case. Appellate court held that a properly instructed jury can determine equitable claims.