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Recent Articles

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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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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Past Articles

The Requirements and Impact of the Insurance Data Security Model Law

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners recommended that states pass the Insurance Data…

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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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