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Maryland’s New Benefit Corporation Could Make It Easier To Build Green

Maryland is one of only two states to give both new and existing corporations the ability to identify public benefit as a corporate purpose. Prior to enactment of the “Benefit Corporation” [B Corporation] statute, the directors and officers of a for-profit corporation could not consider public benefits in making decisions for the corporation without risking claims from stockholders that such decisions might negatively affect the corporation’s bottom line.

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Anticipating Maryland’s New International Green Construction Code

In May of this year, Gov. Martin O’Malley signed into law legislation adopting the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), giving local governments across Maryland the authority to adopt the code. Although Maryland was the first state in the nation to adopt the IgCC, Florida, North Carolina, Oregon and Rhode Island have quickly followed suit.

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Carmack and COGSA – Clarity on the Liability Regimes in International Cargo Transport

In its 2006 opinion in Norfolk Southern Railway v. Kirby, the Court initiated a debate about the appropriate liability regime to govern international, multi-modal transport of cargo in the United States. It is a discussion which is ongoing, with the issues evolving as different factual scenarios have developed in the lower courts.

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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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Past Articles

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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SEC’s 2018 Examination Priorities List Compliance Issues to Avoid for Financial Advisory Firms

The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examination (“OCIE”) published its…

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Maryland Healthy Working Families Act: Employer Best Practices to Avoid Traps for the Unwary

The Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Hogan’s veto of the sick and safe…

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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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