Markel v. Lifetime Well Drilling,

The case was a declaratory judgment action in which Markel insurance claimed that it did not owe insurance coverage in an underlying tort suit. The underlying case involved a racehorse that escaped onto a highway in Denton, Maryland. The tort Plaintiffs were injured when a tractor trailer hit the horse and claimed the Defendants were liable for the horse's escape. Following a four day trial in the Circuit Court for Caroline County, the jury determined that Markel did owe coverage in the underlying case.

On Appeal, Markel claimed that the trial judge improperly admitted several pieces of evidence and erred in not granting summary judgment in its favor. The Court of Special Appeals agreed with Lifetime Well Drilling that the Trial Court's rulings were correct and affirmed the Verdict.