Taub v. State

296 Md. 439, 463 A.2d 819 (1983)

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Taub v. State

Maryland Court of Appeals
296 Md. 439, 463 A.2d 819 (1983)

Facts

Edward Taub (defendant) directed animal research at the Institute for Behavioral Research (IBR). After IBR received a grant and funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Taub began researching how individuals who had suffered a stroke could retrain their limbs. As part of Taub’s research, he performed a surgical procedure on monkeys that resulted in the monkeys losing sensation of the limbs. In 1982, the State of Maryland (plaintiff) charged Taub with 17 counts of animal cruelty in violation of the Maryland Code (1957, 1976 Repl. Vol.), Article 27, § 59. A jury found Taub had violated Section 59 by failing to provide six of the monkeys with necessary care. Taub appealed. On appeal, Taub was found guilty of failing to provide one of the monkeys with necessary care. The Maryland Court of Appeals then granted certiorari to consider whether Section 59 applied to a research facility receiving federal funds.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Couch, J.)

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