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Criminal Law


751-1238 Kimberly L. Tomas v. Wells Fargo


Byron L. Warnken, Esquire (443) 921-1100 Civil Procedure


Te Honorable David A. Boynton Circuit Court for Montgomery County


Among other issues raised in this mortgage fraud case, is whether the trial court properly struck the punitive damage award for failure to state a specific amount of punitive damages in the ad damnum clause.


752-02204 Sajid A. Malik v. Tommy’s Auto Service


750-01845 Diane Wachter v. Gregory Allen Beatty


Bruce M. Plaxen, Esquire (410) 730-7730 Motor Vehicle Accident


Te Honorable Luke K. Burns, Jr. Circuit Court for Carroll County


In this rear-end collision MVA case, the trial court refused to instruct the jury regarding the presumption of negligence on the part of a driver striking another vehicle from behind. Instead, the trial court announced a policy of “sticking exclusively” with the pattern instructions. appeals the failure to give the requested instruction.


Te plaintiff


Alan L Fishbein, Esquire (410) 461-3500 Motor Vehicle Accident


Te Honorable Dwight D. Jackson Circuit Court for Prince George’s County


In this MVA case, the issue is whether the trial judge erred in refusing to instruct the jury that a driver is presumed to see what is in front of him or her. 


Biography Cary J. Hansel ( Joseph, Greenwald & Laake) received


his JD from the George Washington School of Law. His practice areas include Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Appellate Advocacy.


62 Trial Reporter / Summer 2011


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