Debnam v. Crane Co., 976 A.2d 193 (D.C. 2009)12/02/2015
Successfully represented the widow of a worker who died from lung cancer and asbestosis as a result of working around boilers that contained asbestos materials in the appeal of a grant of summary judgment in a wrongful death action against the successor company of the manufacturer of the boilers.
Easterling v. Am. Optical Corp., 207 W. Va. 123, 529 S.E.2d 588 (W.Va. 2000)12/01/2015
Successfully appealed a grant of summary judgment due to lack of personal jurisdiction on behalf of an employee who developed silicosis as a result of work performed using defective sandblasting equipment.
Celotex Corp. v. Catrett, 477 U.S. 317 (1986)11/24/2015
One of the trilogy of summary judgment cases decided by the Supreme Court in 1986 and one of the most cited cases in modern legal history.
Catrett v. Johns-Manville Sales Corp., 826 F.2d 33 (D.C. Cir. 1987).11/23/2015
Remanded Court of Appeals case following Celotex Corp. v. Catrett.
Bd. of Trs. of Univ. Of Dist. of Columbia v. DiSalvo, 974 A.2d 868 (D.C. 2009)11/25/2015
The case involved a scholarship student at the University of the District of Columbia who was attacked by two armed assailants in a parking garage on the University's campus in a premises liability action brought against the University for failure to provide adequate security.
Hyman v. Hous. Auth. of Baltimore City, 2011 WL 3651826 (Md. App. 2011)11/24/2015
Defended the verdict in a premises liability claim on behalf of a woman who was injured as a result of exposure to mold.
Mial v. Sherin, No. 12-1901, appeal dism. (4th Cir. Feb. 12, 2013)11/22/2015
Successfully defended the denial of qualified immunity and obtained favorable dismissal in an appeal involving civil rights claims of wrongful entry and excessive force.
Waybright v. Frederick Cnty. Maryland Dept. of Fire & Rescue Servs., 528 F.3d 199 (4th Cir. 2008)11/21/2015
Represented the parents of a fire department recruit who died during training in the appeal of a grant of summary judgment, resulting in a partial reversal and remand.
Cormier v. Dist. of Columbia Water & Sewer Auth. 959 A.2d 658 (D.C. 2008)01/26/2016
Successfully represented the owner of several apartment buildings in which copper pipes were damaged by corrosive drinking water supplied by the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority ("WASA"), in the appeal of a grant of partial summary judgment in favor of WASA.
First Methodist Church of Hyattsville v. United States Gypsum Co., 882 F. 2d 862 (4th Cir. 1989)01/25/2016
This appeal established that the Comprehensive Environmental Repose Compensation and Liability Act's statute of limitations does not preempt the statute of repose in asbestos property damage claims.