Castle Doctrine in Maryland

Governor O’Malley signed into Maryland law a version of the “Castle Doctrine” that provides civil immunity when defending your house of workplace.

This bill has no practical impact in the real world. Criminals are really not bringing successful claims against homeowners. But, as I explained on the Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog, immunities are all a part of what James Sawyer called the “Long Con.” Clearly, the commenters to this post disagree.