How many times can an injured party sue someone who negligently causes the same injury? Well, common sense would say once, and that is generally true. A defendant can not be forced to pay twice for the same thing, and there is a longstanding tradition in Maryland law that any claims an injured party has must all be brought in one action. Whatever is not brought is lost.
So it comes as a surprise that a recent case addresses a rare situation in which someone may sue a negligent defendant twice for the same occurrence or event.
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