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Recent Articles

Employment Practices: Legislative and Regulatory Changes

Perhaps contrary to many expectations, major legislative and regulatory changes affecting the labor and employment landscape in 2010 were less than expected, with the outlook for legislative change in 2011 appearing to offer even less activity.

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2011 Estate Planning Advisory

President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 at the end of last year. This law can simply be called the “Tax Relief Act.” The Tax Relief Act offers significant relief on the estate and gift tax front, but although the news is mostly good, there are some concerns as well.

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Claims Advisor Magazine features article by Niles Barton attorney

In theory at least, communication is a simple matter: the exchange of information from one person to another—and, for our purposes, in written form. Yet we all know that written communication is anything but simple in practice. In the current insurance environment, one wrong word can mean the difference between effective resolution of a claim and litigation.

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Baltimore City Green Building Standards: New Regulations Pose Unanswered Questions

Baltimore City has been in the vanguard of jurisdictions implementing mandatory Green building standards for new construction and renovations. In 2007, the City Council passed a green building law requiring all newly constructed or extensively modified non-residential or specified multi-family buildings of at least 10,000 gross square feet of floor area achieve either LEED Silver Certification or certification under an equivalent energy and environmental design standard.

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Past Articles

Increasing Risk of Data Breaches Prompt New Legal Requirements for Maryland Businesses

Although recent data breaches involving large corporations such as Equifax, eBay, Target and Yahoo…

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GOP Tax Bill Proposes Estate Tax Repeal…Hooray?

On November 2, the GOP released its tax reform bill, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H. R. 1),…

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Maryland Condominium and Homeowner Associations Face New Rules for Amendment of Governing Documents

A new law passed by the Maryland General Assembly (House Bill 789, Chapter 480) and signed by Governor…

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Judge awards $0 after Plaintiffs’ counsel seeks $1.1 million in attorneys’ fees after winning bad fa

In a scathing, 100-page opinion from the The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania,…

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Impact of Overtime Regulations on Employers After DOL Files Reply Brief

Employers now have a clear picture of the Department of Labor’s position on its ability to…

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