Senior Lawyers Negligence Debate
Media from December 19, 2012 Event

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Part 1: Video recording of Contributory Negligence vs. Comparative Negligence Debate

Part 2: Video recording of Contributory Negligence vs. Comparative Negligence Debate

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012, MSBA’s Senior Lawyers Section hosted a debate on Contributory Negligence vs. Comparative Negligence. Maryland is one of five remaining jurisdictions that employ a contributory negligence system, and the state’s continued use is a controversial issue before the state judiciary and the state legislature. Section Chair Rob Ross Hendrickson provided the debate audience with background information and the introduction of the debaters, Paul A. Tiburzi (arguing for Contributory) and Paul D. Bekman (for Comparative).