Considering 'Comparative Fault' In Md.

Law360, New York (May 10, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT) -- In November of 2010, the chief justice of Maryland’s highest court, the Maryland Court of Appeals, requested “information and advice” about the legal doctrine of “comparative fault” and associated principles.

While different states define “comparative fault” differently, in general it is a legal doctrine that allows a plaintiff to recover damages from a defendant in a tort lawsuit (for example, in a “negligence” claim) even if the plaintiff failed to exercise ordinary care for his or her own safety. Currently, Maryland courts follow a different principle...
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