Monday, April 27, 2015
Maryland legislature approves increasing cap on damages in cases vs municipalities
As reported in the TortsProf blog, "[t]he current cap in place for Maryland's municipalities is $200,000 per claim/$500,000 per incident. The House passed an increase to $300,000/$600,000 and the Senate passed an increase to $500,000/$1,000,000. Perhaps not surprisingly, a conference committee approved $400,000/$800,000 and that passed 89-45 in the House and 33-14 in the Senate. The bill also extends the filing period from 6 months to 1 year. HB 113 awaits the governor's signature."