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Maryland Lengthens the Statute of Limitations for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:38:19 +0000

Thanks to Delegate C.T. Wilson’s persistent effort, the Maryland General Assembly passed and Governor Larry Hogan signed into law House Bill 642 on April 4, 2017.  The new law provision extends the statute of limitations for victims of sexual abuse to sue offenders and the individuals, organizations and/or government entities who allowed the abuse to occur. Maryland’s previous […]

Amtrak Train Crash in Philadelhia

Thu, 14 May 2015 14:18:18 +0000

Another fatal train accident has taken place on the east coast. This one occurred yesterday in Philadelphia and the preliminary investigating seems to indicate that the cause of the accident was conductor error. According to the unnamed sources, the so called “black boxes” which were recovered from the crash scene indicate that the train was […]

Roland Park Bicycle Death Case Requires An Expereinced Attorney

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:51:58 +0000

Sadly, another bicycle rider has been killed by a driver, this time in Roland Park. An article regarding this most recent matter can be found here. I have handled two high-profile bicycle death cases in Maryland in the last few years, and both of them were tragic. The first involved a bicyclist who was run […]

STSW Assists Victims in Shocking “Mikvah” Video Voyeurism Case

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:48:26 +0000

On October 14, 20014, prominent D.C. Rabbi and religious scholar Barry Freundel was arrested by the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and charged with various offenses relating to voyeurism. According to charging documents, which can be found here, Rabbi Freundel installed recording devices in the changing/shower area connected to a Jewish ritual bath known as […]

STSW Exploring Claims on Behalf of Business and Residents Affected by West Virginia Oil Spill

Sat, 11 Jan 2014 11:10:04 +0000

More than 100,000 households and businesses have been left without potable water because of a large-scale chemical spill discovered Thursday on the Elk River near Charlestown, West Virginia. The spill occurred just north of one of the largest water treatment plants in America and as many as 480,000 residents may be affected. Officials believe methylcyclohexene […]

Tragedy Suggests Urgent Need for Better Police Training for Dealing with Mental Illness and Disability

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:58:52 +0000

A tragic national trend continued Sunday in the latest incident of police killing an unarmed individual suffering from mental illness or disability. After allegedly stating “I don’t have time for this,” a police officer shot unarmed North Carolina resident Keith Vidal, 18, in the chest, fatally wounding the 5’3″, 90-pound teen. Vidal, who suffered from […]

D.C. Dram Shop Liability Expands

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 10:20:55 +0000

Last month, a D.C. jury found that the District Lounge & Grille, a bar (now closed) formerly located in the Adams Morgan section of the District, was liable to the Estate of Julia Bachleitner under the D.C. Dram Shop Statute. The parties had previously agreed that, if the bar was found liable, the damages would […]

Navy Yard Shooting Gives Rise to Potential Civil Claims

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:48:51 +0000

STSW is currently investigating potential criminal and civil claims arising out of the massacre of 13 Navy Yard employees on behalf of several of the victims’ families. Aaron Alexis was employed by The Experts, a subcontractor of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services (HP), and was granted access to secure Navy Yard facilities in that capacity. Based on […]

Understanding the Process of Evaluating and Negotiating Automobile Injury Claims

Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:28:35 +0000

In an effort to help our clients understand the process of negotiating a personal injury claim, I have compiled the following information that I feel is important you understand once the medical bills, lost wage statements and any other “special” damages have been obtained and the negotiating process has begun. There are basically two types […]

What to Expect With Your Personal Injury Case

Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:25:13 +0000

The law firm of Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White takes on a limited number of plaintiff’s personal injury cases each month. We limit our intake so we can provide the highest quality representation to each of our clients. To better equip our clients with an understanding of the process, we have broken down the phases […]