Answering a certified question from a federal judge, the Maryland Court of Appeals has ruled that its former chief justice had the authority to temporarily toll the statue of limitation on civil matters during the pandemic.

The underlying case, brought by Liberty Mutual against a concrete subcontractor working on a Maryland State Police facility at Martin State Airport, was filed in July 2021. According to court documents, Liberty Mutual issued payment and performance bonds on the project, and when the contractor, Murphy Enterprises defaulted on aspects of the project, the insurer had to pay claims to third parties. Those claims occurred between February and August of 2017.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]