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February 28, 2011 6:55 pm

Orthodox Jew Given New Trial After Absence Due to Religious Holiday

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YWN – Maryland’s highest court ruled Thursday in favor of an Orthodox Jewish plaintiff who missed part of a medical malpractice trial because it was scheduled during a two-day Jewish holiday. He will now be a allowed a retrial in the case.

The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that the trial court “abused its discretion by denying plaintiff’s motions to suspend trial for two days,” according to the opinion issued this week.

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