Law Offices James P Koch

1101 St. Paul St.
Suite 404
Baltimore, MD 21202, United States
Contact: James Koch
Phone: 410 539 7816
Fax: 410 539 3957
Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
Other U.S. Locations
  • Maryland
Number of Attorneys
Sole Practitioner
CLV v. UNUM Group Corporation

Long term disability insurance: amount in controversy for purposes of federal diversity jurisdiction is limited to amount of accrued benefits as of commencement of case

In a case involving a claim for wrongful termination of benefits under an individual long term disability insurance policy, the defendant insurer as of the commencement of the case was potentially liable for the payment of…more
Shaver v. Ridge MD Leasing Co, LLC et al

Sufficiency of Plaintiff's Certificate of Qualified Expert in negligence action against skilled nursing facility

This Memorandum was filed in opposition to Defendant's challenge to the sufficiency of Plaintiff's certificate of qualified expert ["CQE"] in a negligence action against a skilled nursing facility. The Memorandum refutes…more
Bartlett v. Charles et al

Medical malpractice: exclusion of defense medical expert's testimony concerning witness credibility

In this wrongful death case, there was conflicting testimony concerning the advice which the defendant physician gave to the decedent when he reported symptoms consistent with pulmonary embolism, a life threatening condition…more
Collazo v Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Medical malpractice case: Compelling hospital to produce general surgery resident's case log

In this medical negligence case involving surgery performed by a resident in the hospital's general surgery training program, Plaintiff requested in discovery that the hospital produce the case log which listed all of the…more
Jeffrey Hobrath v. Youngsik Moon, M.D. (P.A.) et al

Medical malpractice case: exclusion of oncologist's doubling time testimony under Daubert

This is a memorandum of law in support of plaintiff's Daubert motion to exclude a medical oncologist's "doubling time" analysis in a medical malpractice diversity action arising out of a physician's failure to diagnose and treat…more
 /  Professional Malpractice
Jeffrey Hobrath v. Youngsik Moon, M.D. (P.A.) et al

Medical malpractice case: Exclusion of testimony under Dead Man's Statute

This Memorandum was filed in a wrongful death and survival diversity action in support of plaintiff's motion in limine to exclude the testimony of a defendant physician under Maryland's Dead Man Statute, which precludes a party…more
 /  Professional Malpractice
Rosskamp v. Prudential Insurance Co. of America

Accidental death insurance: Interpretation of coverage clause that states that death must be caused by accident and "no other cause"

This ERISA case arose out of an insurance company's denial of plaintiff's claim for benefits under an accidental death policy. The policy in question provided benefits for death caused by accidental injury and no "other cause"…more
 /  Insurance, Labor & Employment Law
Kim v. Parcel K Tudor Hall Farm LLC

Contructive Trusts and Common Law Tracing Rules

In this securities fraud case involving a failed real estate investment, Plaintiffs/ Appellants sued to recover their investments. The district court determined, among other things, that Plaintiffs were entitled to a…more
Robert Lauer v. John Michael Schaefer

Does intentional interference with prospective economic advantage constitute willful and malicious injury to property under Sec. 523(a)(6) of the Bankruptcy Code?

The debtor in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case filed this Memorandum of Law in support of his motion for summary judgment in a creditor's action to except a $1.45 million judgment against the debtor from the debtor's bankruptcy…more
 /  Bankruptcy
Moisture Protection Technologies v. Old Town Properties

Petition to Establish Mechanics Lien

Petition to Establish Mechanics Lien filed by subcontractor which made improvements to hotel property. Affidavit and Show Cause Order is included…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts
Hague v. Brennan

Class Action Settlement Agreement

Settlement Agreement concerning consumer class action against provider of debt counseling and debt management services that mishandled and misapplied client funds…more
 /  Consumer Protection
Thomas v Alcoa

Wrongful termination of benefits under ERISA long term disability plan

ERISA claim for wrongful termination of long term disability benefits. Memo addresses legal standard applicable to judicial review of ERISA disability claims; insufficiency of evidence supporting plan administrator decision to…more
 /  Insurance
In re Leer


Memo addresses right of creditor to file a late proof of claim in chapter 11 where debtor listed creditor's claim as undisputed in debtor's schedules, then filed amended schedules listing debtor's claim as disputed, but did give…more
 /  Bankruptcy
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