The Effects of the Maryland Court of Appeals' Decision on Contributory Negligence

July 19, 2013

The Maryland Association for Justice issued a press release providing commentary and explanation of the Maryland Court of Appeals’ recent decision regarding contributory negligence and the effects it may have. According to the release:

“On July 9, the Court of Appeals in Coleman v. Soccer Association of Columbia, et al. held that the issue of contributory negligence is a matter for the Maryland General Assembly to address and not the Court which created the doctrine. The decision was 5-2 with a strong dissent penned Judge Glenn Harrell and joined by Chief Judge Robert Bell."

The full article, including commentary from the Maryland Association for Justice, can be found here.