Maryland Court of Appeals

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Oral Argument Date

December 01, 2017


Case Updates

Maryland Court of Appeals determines that statute of repose for improvements to real property does not bar asbestos claims where last exposure occurred before 1970

March 28, 2018

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U.S. Chamber files amicus brief supporting sound interpretation of Maryland’s statute of repose

November 08, 2017

The U.S. Chamber and a coalition of business groups filed an amicus brief in the Maryland Court of Appeal supporting sound interpretation of Maryland’s statute of repose that would have placed more limitations on liability for improvements to real property. Statutes of repose balance the need for a rational outer limit on litigation involving old construction with the interests of those who may become injured by construction deficiencies.

The Coalition for Litigation Justice, Inc., National Association of Manufacturers, NFIB Small Business Legal Center, American Tort Reform Association, and American Insurance Association filed the brief jointly with the Chamber.

Christopher E. Appel and Mark A. Behrens of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP served as co-counsel for the amici.

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