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Superior Court Releases Data on Jury Trial Verdicts in Medical Malpractice, Slip-and-Fall, and Auto Accident Cases for First Half of 2014

Sep 7th, 2014 | By Douglas C. Melcher

The Superior Court of the District of Columbia recently released compilations of data regarding jury trial verdicts in medical malpractice, slip-and-fall, and auto accident cases for the first half of 2014 (i.e., January 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014). According to the compilations: » There were six jury trial verdicts in medical malpractice cases during the first
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Superior Court Releases Data on Jury Trial Verdicts in Medical Malpractice, Slip-and-Fall, and Auto Accident Cases for 2013

Mar 15th, 2014 | By Douglas C. Melcher

m4s0n501 The Superior Court of the District of Columbia recently released compilations of data regarding jury trial verdicts in medical malpractice, slip-and-fall, and auto accident cases for 2013 (i.e., January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013). According to the compilations: » There were eight jury trial verdicts in medical malpractice cases during 2013, two of which
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Legislation Introduced to Create Civil Cause of Action for Malicious Interference with Ability to Remarry

Jan 2nd, 2014 | By Douglas C. Melcher

On December 17, 2013, Councilmember Muriel Bowser and three other members of the D.C. Council introduced the Justice for Ex-Spouses Act of 2013 (B20-619) which, according to the legislation’s preamble, would “establish a civil cause of action for an individual whose former spouse has maliciously interfered with the individual’s ability to remarry.” The operative text
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New Rule of Evidence Provides Employers with Safe Harbor for Hiring and Retaining Persons Who Have Criminal Records

Jul 6th, 2013 | By Douglas C. Melcher

Effective June 15, 2013, employers in the District of Columbia may avail themselves of a new rule of evidence that provides a safe harbor for hiring and retaining persons who have criminal records. The new rule of evidence, which was enacted as part of the Re-Entry Facilitation Amendment Act of 2012 (L19-319), states that “[i]nformation regarding
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