In Doali-Miller v. SuperValu, U.S. District Court Magistrate Paul W. Grimm considers the defendant’s motion in limine regarding medical records and bills in a personal injury case. The plaintiff’s lawyer did not bother writing a response, so Judge Grimm does that himself. Since Judge Grimm is the most qualified lawyer in Maryland to make these arguments, the plaintiff still gets a fair shake and the motion is denied in part and granted in part. If Judge Grimm is writing about evidence in a personal injury case, I know I need to be reading that opinion.
In Jones v. John Crane, District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake writes about federal jurisdiction in an asbestos products’ liability case where the exposure allegedly occurred on the Aberdeen Proving Ground. Usual story, defendants want to be in federal court; plaintiffs want to be in Baltimore City. The case remains in federal court for now, pending further discovery.
Let’s take one outside of Maryland. In Martin v. St. Dominic’s Hospital, a divided Mississippi Supreme Court dealt with the tough issue of determining what medical experts need to say when thin-slicing new and pre-existing injuries.