Das v. Das
Court of Special Appeals of Maryland
754 A.2d 441 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2000)
Vincent Das (defendant) and Anuradha Das (plaintiff) were married. Anuradha obtained a domestic-violence protective order against Vincent, after which the Dases separated. Anuradha filed a petition for divorce based on cruelty and excessively vicious conduct. Anuradha testified to a history of violence against her by Vincent, including hitting, pinching, and hair-pulling. Anuradha stated that Vincent often threatened her, both generally and regarding what Anuradha planned to do when the protective order expired. Anuradha testified that she had physical health problems, such as cardiac arrhythmia, as a result of Vincent’s behavior. The trial court granted Anuradha’s petition. Vincent appealed, arguing that Anuradha had not provided sufficient details of the violence to justify a divorce based on cruelty and excessively vicious conduct.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Thieme, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 175,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,000 briefs, keyed to 188 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.