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Condominiums May Not Opt Out Of Maryland's Mandatory Insurance Provisions

Under Section 11-114 of the Maryland Condominium Act, Condominium Associations must maintain property insurance on the entire condominium including units, excepting improvements and betterments installed by the Unit Owner. Condominiums may not opt out of Maryland's Mandatory Insurance Coverage provisions, and any changes in statue requirements must be amended by the Legislature, arguments published in a recent court opinion following a declaratory judgment action in Elasik, et al. v. Queen's Landing Council of Unit Owners, Inc.

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Anticipating Electricity Deregulation In Leases

At both the federal and state levels, the electric industry is undergoing profound changes as a result of deregulation, the effects of which are only beginning to be known. It will take a few years before the impact of deregulation is sorted out. Until then, there will be uncertainty and confusion for electricity consumers as they survey the new competitive landscape to find which offers from competing service providers make sense. Estimates of savings as a result of deregulation vary widely, but are often projected to range from ten percent to fifty percent savings. In a typical office building, electricity constitutes almost a third of its operating expenses and usually is the single most significant operating expense. With respect to malls and other retail establishments, over $5 billion is paid to utilities annually to cover electric heating and lighting costs.

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Condominium Insurance - Anderson v. Council of Unit Owners of the Gables on Tuckerman Condominium

A review of the April, 2008 Court of Appeals decision which may have radically altered insurance responsibilities among unit owners, condo associations and carriers. The full text of the above article is available to insurers, their representatives and individual adjusters.

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Maryland Condominium Claims

An analysis of the Maryland Condominium Act and the interplay between it, master policy and HO-6 provisions, including the 2001 amendments to the Maryland Statute.

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Past Articles

Texas Federal Judge Enjoins U.S Department of Labor from Implementing and Enforcing its Final Rule R

U.S. District Judge Mazzant from the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction…

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Family Businesses Beware: IRS Shifts Bullseye with Newly Proposed Tax Regulations

With the recent issuance of proposed regulations under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code,…

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Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Tenants Pose Substantial Risks for Landlords

Although medical marijuana growing, processing, possession and distribution are now legal under Maryland…

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The New Overtime Regulations: What Employers Need to Know

For the first time since 2004, and only the seventh time since the Fair Labor Standards Act was enacted,…

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The Challenge of Banning the Box

Labor and employment attorney Paul M. Finamore, Esq. discusses the impact of "ban the box" legislation…

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