Civil Practice

Bates v. Purdon

Where mediation was a condition precedent to filing suit, an action was improper when the parties didn’t engage in mediation and the defendants didn’t waive their right to enforce it. Here, the plaintiffs suggested mediation and the defendants didn’t respond…. Read More ›

Marsh v. Curran

A plaintiff has sufficiently alleged intentional infliction of emotional distress arising from surreptitious recordings of his private conversations, which he claims were made by his ex-wife and her family and lawyers for use in their divorce proceedings. He has also… Read More ›

Meuse v. Henry (P)

The court finds no basis to reverse the circuit court’s confirmation of an arbitration award. An attorney’s failure to obtain a signature for his client’s conflict waiver wasn’t a violation of public policy that should void the contract whose terms… Read More ›

Ray v. Roane

The court dismissed a Fourth Amendment claim based on a deputy sheriff shooting and killing the plaintiff’s dog, which he claimed was approaching him and barking. Shooting the dog was a reasonable seizure under the circumstances, and the officer was… Read More ›