WYPR Discusses Fallout of Maryland Contributory Negligence Case

As previously reported by Conduit Street, the Maryland Court of Appeals recently upheld the state’s common law contributory negligence liability system and declined to move the state to a comparative negligence (also called comparative fault) system, noting that such a change was the purview of the General Assembly.  The Court’s holding surprised many observers, who believed the Court would likely change the common law standard.

In a July 15 WYPR Radio post, WYPR’s Fraser Smith and the Washington Post’s Ann Marimow discuss the Court’s holding and the likelihood of comparative negligence legislation in the 2014 Session.  The audio interview is embedded in the post.