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 to a priority call when his vehicle collided with a car at around 3 p.m. It...Read More
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.
Installation of Cameras in Train CabsThe cameras would record the actions of engineers operating trains. The announcement comes after an Amtrak train traveling from D.C. to New York City derailed... Read More
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.
Update: Engineer Not Using PhoneCBS News reported that the engineer was not “using his cell phone to talk, text... Read More
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 the Arts and Humanities. According to fire officials, construction and the vibrations coming from the music...Read More
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, including the federal government, the case is showing signs of moving forward. The parties...Read More
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 an FBI sting operation. Jack Johnson is under house arrest, but he is able to...Read More
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 are a lot more hoops to jump through, though, in pursuing a claim against the...Read More