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Changes in 2018 Maryland Condominium and HOA Laws

Several changes in Maryland condominium and HOA laws will affect the operation of condo and homeowners associations in 2018. Community associations and their Board of Directors are advised to act cautiously when interpreting amendments to the Maryland Homeowner Association Act and the Maryland Condominium Act. 

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New Standards Under Maryland’s Public Adjuster Act

Maryland has implemented new standards for public adjusters that will be applied and enforced by the Maryland Insurance Administration. 

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Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals Observes Key Distinctions Between Examinations Under Oath and Depositions

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals observed in Dolan v. Kemper Independence Ins. Co. the distinctions between an Examination Under Oath (“EUO”) and a deposition, strongly affirming that in addition to one deposition a party can generally conduct in litigation, an insurer can also conduct one or more EUOs because they serve vastly different puposes and are governed by different sets of rules. 

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How Financial Advisors Can Avoid Compliance Failures: A Review of SEC 2018 Examination Priorities

Financial advisors can get clues about regulators’ top concerns by looking at the SEC’s examination priorities for the coming year, which are published in January of each year by the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examination (OCIE). The 2018 examination priorities identified areas where there is increased risk of potential harm to investors and the OCIE has been targeting these risk areas during its examinations of SEC-registered investment advisors.

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Past Articles

Changes in 2018 Maryland Condominium and HOA Laws

Several changes in Maryland condominium and HOA laws will affect the operation of condo and homeowners…

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New Standards Under Maryland’s Public Adjuster Act

Maryland has implemented new standards for public adjusters that will be applied and enforced by…

read more »
Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals Observes Key Distinctions Between Examinations Under Oath and De

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals observed in Dolan v. Kemper Independence Ins. Co.…

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How Financial Advisors Can Avoid Compliance Failures: A Review of SEC 2018 Examination Priorities

Financial advisors can get clues about regulators’ top concerns by looking at the SEC’s…

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Estate Tax Changes Under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Effective January 1, 2018, the federal estate tax underwent a massive overhaul with the Tax Cuts…

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