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Recent 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 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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Who is a Fiduciary? Why it Matters and Tips for Financial Services Compliance and Risk Management

Over the last few years, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Labor (DOL), and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) have focused on sweeping changes to the duties owed to clients, fee structures, potential conflicts of interest, and protecting senior investors as part of a series of new rules and regulations affecting the financial services business model and related investigation and enforcement actions. 

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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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Past Articles

SEC Imposes New Requirements for Brokers and Advisers in Adoption of Regulation Best Interest

On June 5, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the Regulation Best Interest,…

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Representations & Warranties Policies: A Coverage Primer

Representation and Warranties policies (R&W policies) insure representations made by a Seller…

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Reported Data Breaches Involving Maryland Residents on the Rise

Data breaches continue to occur on a spectrum of small to significant scale that can affect businesses…

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Maryland Takes on the SEC in Debate Over Fiduciary Standard of Care

The Maryland legislature may soon be considering legislation that would require Maryland-licensed…

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Baltimore City Increases Recordation & Transfer Taxes for Some Real Estate Transactions

In a bid to provide a reliable source of funding for an affordable housing trust, Baltimore City Council…

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