Want to Sue Metro? Too Bad, Maryland Court Rule (Sam Spital)


“In the DCist daily online news, it was reported on November 8, 2012, the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the highest court in the state, reversed jury awards in the lower courts and , therefore, held persons who are injured as a result of a slip and fall at the Metrorail station cannot sue the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for what might be labeled violations of the standard operating procedures (negligence in the maintenance and/or cleaning of the grounds).The basis for the high court’s ruling was the 11th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that gives sovereignty to states.

The claim of immunity does not preclude other lawsuits, such as vehicular accidents.”




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