Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals Reduces Award of Attorney’s Fees and Costs

Friolo v. Frankel, 2011 Md. App. LEXIS 123 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. Sept. 7, 2011) (See Leizer Goldsmith’s summary above).

September

Maryland’s Highest Court Clarifies the Ministerial Exception

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church v. Linklater, 2011 Md. LEXIS 574 (Md. Sept. 21, 2011).

September

Maryland’s Court of Appeals Reverses Denial of Whistleblower Complaint

Lawson v. Bowie State Univ., 2011 Md. LEXIS 515 (Md. Aug. 16, 2011).

September

Court of Appeals Grants Cert. In Friolo

The sage continues… The Court of Appeals of Maryland granted certiorari in the case Joy Friolo v. Douglas Frankel et al. - Case No. 102, Sept. Term, 2011 on December 16, 2011. Available on-line at http://www.courts.state.md.us/coappeals/grants/12_ 11grants.html.

November

Court of Appeals Reverses Taylor in Part and Remands Case to Court of Special Appeals

Julia M. Taylor v. Giant of Maryland, LLC, Nos. 9 & 10, September Term 2010 (Md. Dec. 6, 2011), 2011 WL 6032713.

JoAnn Myles represented the employee at trial and on the first appeal to the Court of Special Appeals; Cynthia Young (Annapolis) was co-counsel to the employee on the second appeal. Connie Bertram represents the employer.

November

Maryland Court of Appeals Finds Severe Latex Allergy to be a Protected Disability

Meade v. Shangri-la P'ship, No. 128, Sept. Term 2008 (Md. Jan. 26, 2012).

The Court of Appeals reversing the Court of Special Appeals found that a severe latex allergy was a disability, and reinstated the jury verdict in favor of the Plaintiff. In this case, Lisa Meade, a parent of a 2-year old son, objected to the use of powdered latex gloves at her son’s pre-school due to Ms. Meade’s severe latex allergy. Efforts to get the school to change its practices failed, and Ms. Meade sued for discrimination based on her “handicap”.

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