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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | May 29, 1996
A Baltimore County jury will decide tomorrow whether to add punitive damages to the $25 million judgment it assessed last week in a complicated malpractice case against a lawyer and the Baltimore law firm of Weinberg & Green.At issue in an 11-week trial was whether a former Weinberg & Green attorney, Marc Tomaino, had a conflict of interest when he arranged for an investor -- with whom he was alleged to have had an undisclosed client relationship -- to purchase virtually all of the stock of GeneSys Data Technologies Inc."
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | May 29, 1996
A Baltimore County jury will decide tomorrow whether to add punitive damages to the $25 million judgment it assessed last week in a complicated malpractice case against a lawyer and the Baltimore law firm of Weinberg & Green.At issue in an 11-week trial was whether a former Weinberg & Green attorney, Marc Tomaino, had a conflict of interest when he arranged for an investor -- with whom he was alleged to have had an undisclosed client relationship -- to purchase virtually all of the stock of GeneSys Data Technologies Inc."
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Sun Staff Writer | January 12, 1995
A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge imposed a $339,000 judgment yesterday against a Ruxton attorney at the end of a legal malpractice trial.Judge Lawrence Daniels ruled that J. M. Dryden Hall must pay $339,214 to J. Thomas Dowling III; his wife, Nancy Dowling; and their company, Metropolitan Contracting Co. Inc.In early 1993, the Dowlings filed suit against Mr. Hall, who was their attorney, alleging legal malpractice in several business deals.One dispute involved 5209 York Road, an office building in Govans that the Dowlings wanted to purchase.
NEWS
January 5, 1996
In a letter to the editor published yesterday from retired Judge Marvin H. Smith concerning the Clients' Security Trust Fund, several lines were inadvertently omitted. As written, the letter actually stated, "The concept that the bar has a debt of honor to the public for the defalcations of its erring members began in Australia about 1929, spread to Europe, thence to Canada and then to the United States in the late '50s or early '60s."The Sun regrets the error.Bar fund not for malpracticeYour Dec. 22 story ("City lawyer disbarred")
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,Sun Staff Writer | May 29, 1994
Marvin Ellin, one of Baltimore's most visible medical malpractice lawyers, was cleared of legal malpractice charges by a Baltimore County Circuit Court jury Friday.The decision, announced around 6:30 p.m., came after five days of testimony, said Judge Thomas J. Bollinger, the presiding judge."I am greatly relieved and somewhat dismayed at having been put through this," Mr. Ellin said.The civil suit against Mr. Ellin was filed by the husband and four RTC children of Cherie M. Bishop, 53, of Middle River, who died 24 hours after entering Beebe Hospital in Lewes, Del., in June 1986.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer | May 14, 1993
A couple formerly from Hagerstown filed suit yesterday against noted Baltimore medical malpractice lawyer Marvin Ellin, alleging that he failed to file their claim in time, then tried to cover up his negligence.Janet and Donald Rowland, now of Hedgesville, W.Va., originally filed the legal malpractice suit in April 1992 in Baltimore Circuit Court against two other lawyers and another law firm without naming Mr. Ellin as a defendant. In a revised version of the lawsuit, filed yesterday in Circuit Court, Mr. Ellin and his firm became the primary focus.
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Sun Staff Writer | May 28, 1994
Marvin Ellin, one of Baltimore's most visible medical malpractice lawyers, finds himself on the other end of a malpractice lawsuit in Baltimore County Circuit Court.The civil suit against Mr. Ellin was filed by the husband and four children of Cherie M. Bishop, 53, of Middle River, who died 24 hours after entering a Delaware hospital in June 1986.The family accuses Mr. Ellin of legal malpractice for not filing a claim against the hospital within Delaware's two-year time limit.In pretrial rulings Monday, Judge Thomas J. Bollinger said the jury first must decide whether the family has a valid claim for medical malpractice against the hospital.
NEWS
March 15, 1992
Kids' RightsMichael Olesker, in ''Sounds of '92: breaking glass on Paca Street,'' quotes ex-Mayor Du Burns who with others watched two teen-agers fling empty bottles around parked cars, saying, ''When I was a kid, some adult would have jerked me up in a minute . . . .''Under today's Maryland Juvenile Code, such ''jerking'' or ''grabbing'' constitutes an assault, a serious crime that can get the participating adult in lots of trouble.The police arriving on the scene can charge the adult assaulting the child.
NEWS
January 5, 1996
In a letter to the editor published yesterday from retired Judge Marvin H. Smith concerning the Clients' Security Trust Fund, several lines were inadvertently omitted. As written, the letter actually stated, "The concept that the bar has a debt of honor to the public for the defalcations of its erring members began in Australia about 1929, spread to Europe, thence to Canada and then to the United States in the late '50s or early '60s."The Sun regrets the error.Bar fund not for malpracticeYour Dec. 22 story ("City lawyer disbarred")
BUSINESS
By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,SUN STAFF | November 10, 1995
A legal battle between local banks Provident Bankshares Corp. and Sterling Bancorp has spawned a related lawsuit: Provident has filed a $3 million claim alleging that its own lawyers were negligent in an aborted merger.Provident's suit accuses Semmes, Bowen & Semmes of failing to adequately protect the bank in merger negotiations with Sterling.Semmes' managing partner, Cleaveland D. Miller, drafted a letter of intent as a critical step in Provident's proposed merger with Sterling, according to papers filed in Baltimore City Circuit Court.
BUSINESS
By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,SUN STAFF | November 10, 1995
A legal battle between local banks Provident Bankshares Corp. and Sterling Bancorp has spawned a related lawsuit: Provident has filed a $3 million claim alleging that its own lawyers were negligent in an aborted merger.Provident's suit accuses Semmes, Bowen & Semmes of failing to adequately protect the bank in merger negotiations with Sterling.Semmes' managing partner, Cleaveland D. Miller, drafted a letter of intent as a critical step in Provident's proposed merger with Sterling, according to papers filed in Baltimore City Circuit Court.
NEWS
By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Sun Staff Writer | January 12, 1995
A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge imposed a $339,000 judgment yesterday against a Ruxton attorney at the end of a legal malpractice trial.Judge Lawrence Daniels ruled that J. M. Dryden Hall must pay $339,214 to J. Thomas Dowling III; his wife, Nancy Dowling; and their company, Metropolitan Contracting Co. Inc.In early 1993, the Dowlings filed suit against Mr. Hall, who was their attorney, alleging legal malpractice in several business deals.One dispute involved 5209 York Road, an office building in Govans that the Dowlings wanted to purchase.
NEWS
By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,Sun Staff Writer | May 29, 1994
Marvin Ellin, one of Baltimore's most visible medical malpractice lawyers, was cleared of legal malpractice charges by a Baltimore County Circuit Court jury Friday.The decision, announced around 6:30 p.m., came after five days of testimony, said Judge Thomas J. Bollinger, the presiding judge."I am greatly relieved and somewhat dismayed at having been put through this," Mr. Ellin said.The civil suit against Mr. Ellin was filed by the husband and four RTC children of Cherie M. Bishop, 53, of Middle River, who died 24 hours after entering Beebe Hospital in Lewes, Del., in June 1986.
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Sun Staff Writer | May 28, 1994
Marvin Ellin, one of Baltimore's most visible medical malpractice lawyers, finds himself on the other end of a malpractice lawsuit in Baltimore County Circuit Court.The civil suit against Mr. Ellin was filed by the husband and four children of Cherie M. Bishop, 53, of Middle River, who died 24 hours after entering a Delaware hospital in June 1986.The family accuses Mr. Ellin of legal malpractice for not filing a claim against the hospital within Delaware's two-year time limit.In pretrial rulings Monday, Judge Thomas J. Bollinger said the jury first must decide whether the family has a valid claim for medical malpractice against the hospital.
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer | May 14, 1993
A couple formerly from Hagerstown filed suit yesterday against noted Baltimore medical malpractice lawyer Marvin Ellin, alleging that he failed to file their claim in time, then tried to cover up his negligence.Janet and Donald Rowland, now of Hedgesville, W.Va., originally filed the legal malpractice suit in April 1992 in Baltimore Circuit Court against two other lawyers and another law firm without naming Mr. Ellin as a defendant. In a revised version of the lawsuit, filed yesterday in Circuit Court, Mr. Ellin and his firm became the primary focus.
NEWS
March 15, 1992
Kids' RightsMichael Olesker, in ''Sounds of '92: breaking glass on Paca Street,'' quotes ex-Mayor Du Burns who with others watched two teen-agers fling empty bottles around parked cars, saying, ''When I was a kid, some adult would have jerked me up in a minute . . . .''Under today's Maryland Juvenile Code, such ''jerking'' or ''grabbing'' constitutes an assault, a serious crime that can get the participating adult in lots of trouble.The police arriving on the scene can charge the adult assaulting the child.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 7, 2001
The state's highest court indefinitely suspended a Dorchester County lawyer from practice yesterday, citing his repeated failure to pursue his clients' legal matters and failure to cooperate with the disciplinary investigation into his conduct. In yesterday's 6-1 ruling, the Court of Appeals said it punished Richard D. Harrington, 55, of Cambridge for "flagrant disregard of and response to communications from [the state Attorney Grievance Commission]" coupled with numerous professional conduct violations.
NEWS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | July 20, 1999
ROCKVILLE -- Annapolis lobbyist Bruce C. Bereano is being accused of legal malpractice by a bankrupt dump owner who was a key witness in Ruthann Aron's murder-for-hire trial.In a $50 million suit filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court, William Mossburg Jr. says Bereano abandoned him during a legal battle with county officials over the cost of fighting a fire in 1994 at his North Potomac dump.Mossburg hired Bereano from July 1995 to July 1996 after the county sued him to recover the $2.6 million it spent putting out the fire and removing the debris.
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