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Woman, Dog Killed in Maryland EMS Crash

Posted on September 16, 2015 to
CBS Washington reported that a woman and her dog were killed in a crash involving an EMS vehicle on August 20 in Owings Mills. According to the news source, a supervisor with Baltimore County Emergency Medical Services was responding...
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Amtrak Accident: Government to Require Cameras in Train Cabs

According to the Associated Press, President Barack Obama’s administration says that it is drafting rules that would require railroads to install cameras inside train cabs. The cameras would record the actions of engineers operating trains. The announcement comes after...
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NTSB: Engineer Was Not Using Phone During Amtrak Accident

Updating an ongoing story that we have been following, according to the National Transportation Safety Board, the engineer involved in last month’s Amtrak derailment was not using his cell phone at the time of the accident. CBS News reported...
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Eight Injured in Partial Ceiling Collapse at Government Sponsored Event

Eight people suffered injuries when a ceiling partially collapsed at an event on I Street SE in Washington, D.C. on the night of August 16. The collapse occurred during a go-go music exhibition organized by the DC Commission on...
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Can I Sue the Government for My Injuries?

Posted on February 10, 2012 to
If you have suffered injuries at the hands of a government entity or government employee, the process of pursing a recovery varies significantly from the process of a case involving a private entity. The biggest difference is that your...
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Defendants Trying to Pass the Buck on Liability in Wrongful Death Case

Defendants in a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit are fighting each other over liability in a 2004 steam explosion that killed two men on 17th Street in Northwest Washington, D.C.. After six years of disputes amongst the various defendants,...
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More People May Be Involved in Federal Corruption Case

As mentioned in a prior blog entry, FBI agents arrested Prince George’s County Executive, Jack Johnson, on charges of felony witness and evidence tampering. Agents also arrested Johnson’s wife, Leslie, on the same charges. The arrests were part of...
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Pursuing Claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)

Posted on December 23, 2010 to
The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) permits Americans to do what for a long time they were unable to do - sue the federal government for injuries that a federal employee negligently causes. A New York mother did just...
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Family of Maryland Paramedic Killed in Helicopter Crash Sues Government

Historically, a concept known as sovereign immunity prevented anyone from suing the king or the government. The Federal Tort Claims Act, however, permits Americans to sue federal employees who act negligently while in the scope of their employment. There...
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