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Maryland Could Abandon 165 Years of Personal Injury Doctrine

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Back in 1847, a Maryland man was injured falling through “an opening by a cellar window.” He sued for damages. The defendant argued that the plaintiff, in his carelessness, had contributed in some way to his own accident. The argument succeeded, the plaintiff was awarded no money, and Maryland courts have been operating under the doctrine of contributory negligence ever since.

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