Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Jill A. Reid (Donovan, O'Connell & Broderick, all on brief), Silver Spring, for petitioner.
John D. Holler, Mt. Rainier, for respondent, Manor Inn of Bethesda, Inc.
Dawna M. Cobb, Asst. Atty. Gen. (J. Joseph Curran, Jr., Atty. Gen., and C.J. Messerschmidt, Asst. Atty. Gen., all on brief), Baltimore, for State of MD.
Argued Before MURPHY, C.J., and ELDRIDGE, RODOWSKY, McAULIFFE, CHASANOW, KARWACKI and BELL, JJ.
Court of Appeals of Maryland.
The issue this case presents involves causation, proximate and superseding. This case arose when an escaped patient from a State-operated hospital for the mentally ill stole a van that had been left unattended, with the keys in the ignition, and, while driving the van, subsequently struck another automobile, causing personal injury and property damage. The injured driver, Robert Wewer ("Wewer"), having been compensated for his injuries, pursuant to an...
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