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Grimes v. Kennedy Krieger Institute, Inc.
Citation:366 Md. 29, 782 A.2d 807 (2001)
The Kennedy Krieger Institute (Defendant), as part of a study on lead abatement techniques, encouraged landlords with known lead paint apartments to rent to families with minor children. The Defendant gained consent from these families to test the blood of the children for lead contamination. Erika Grimes (Plaintiff) was one of these children and sued the Defendants for negligently poisoning or exposing these children to the risk of being poisoned and failing to warn the families of the presence of lead in their homes and the related risks to participating in the research study. The Defendant moved for summary judgment on the grounds that they did not owe a legal duty to the Plaintiff.
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