The Baltimore County Circuit Court in Towson is projecting a 10 percent increase in lawsuits this year over 2008, according to the Maryland Daily Record. What cases are on the rise? Approximately 25% of the civil filings in Baltimore County are foreclosures. Relatively speaking, I would not expect that there is a great deal of work for the court in processing foreclosures. But this Daily Record article suggests otherwise.
As it is, Judges John O. Hennegan and Lawrence R. Daniels have both retired so Baltimore County is going to be down two Circuit Court judges when Judge Hennegan steps down this Friday.
The article does not provide, nor do I think there is any evidence, that personal injury lawsuits have increased (or decreased) significantly in Baltimore County.