Hired Driver’s Lack of Liability Insurance May “Sound” like Admissible...

08/05/2016

It is easy to analogize a negligence action and causation analysis to playing a vinyl record. When you begin to play the record you hear a beautiful tune. The song continues through verses and...

Social Hosts, Not Commercial Hosts, Liable for Alcohol-Related Injuri...

07/07/2016

On June 5, 2016, the Maryland Court of Appeals issued a joint opinion, Manal Kiriakos v. Brandon Phillips ( No. 20, September Term, 2015) and Nancy Dankos, et al. v. Linda Stapf (No. 55,...

RSRM is pleased

06/25/2016

RSRM is pleased to announce that Tara A. Barnes has become a Partner with the Firm. Ms. Barnes has been an attorney with RSRM since 2012.  She has experience defending individual and...

United States District Court for the District of Maryland Rules in Fav...

05/17/2016

On April 6, 2016, Judge Ellen Lipton Hollander of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland granted American Western Home Insurance Company’s Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a...

Associate Jessica P. Butkera Receives Highest Martindale-Hubble Rankin...

05/02/2016

Rollins, Smalkin, Richards & Mackie, L.L.C. is pleased to announce that associate Jessica P. Butkera has received an "AV® Preeminent" Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The AV®...

Court of Special Appeals of Maryland reiterates the limited applicatio...

04/20/2016

The Court of Special Appeals holding reiterates that scooters and moving cars do not mix for the purposes of res ipsa loquitur. Cohen v. Veolia Transp. Servs., Inc., No. 0199 (Md. App. Feb....

RSRM Associate elected to the Board of Trustees of the Baltimore Bar F...

03/18/2016

Rollins, Smalkin, Richards & Mackie, L.L.C. is pleased to announce that associate Jessica P. Butkera has been elected to the  Board of Trustees of the Baltimore Bar Foundation, Inc. for...

New Legislation Aimed at Punishing Drunk Drivers with Punitive Damages...

03/06/2016

Maryland Senator Jamin B. (“Jamie”) Raskin introduced Senate Bill 302 (House Bill 864 in the House of Delegates sponsored by Delegate William C. Smith Jr., a Democrat from Montgomery...

Allstate Ins. Co. v. Kponve and Proof of Uninsured Motorist Coverage a...

02/17/2016

In a break from the recent past, the Court of Appeals of Maryland recently announced it is granting mid-term Petitions for Writ of Certiorari. These fourteen petitions will be included in the...

Uber and Agency - Is an Uber Driver an Uber Employee?

02/09/2016

          Ride sharing programs such as Uber and Lyft not only provide user-friendly transportation services, bottles of water, and mints, they also provide a unique employment opportunity...

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