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Mediation 101: Be a Prepared Participant So You Win Your Mediation

That’s right – the title suggests you can win in mediation even though many say that you will walk away from a settlement either angry or disappointed. With proper preparation you, the client, can leave mediation feeling like a winner and with an agreement in hand. The key, as in most things in life, is to be prepared.

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Notice Requirements Under Maryland‘s Mechanics‘ Lien Law and the Federal Miller Act

There are important distinctions in the notice requirements between the Federal Miller Act (40 U.S.C., ?270(a) et seq.) and Maryland‘s Mechanics‘ Lien Law (Md. Code Ann., Real Prop. Art. ?9-101 et seq.). Under both the Miller Act and Maryland‘s lien law, a claimant who does not have a direct contractual relationship with the owner of a project must provide notice to the owner of its intent to make a claim.

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The Principles of Suretyship

In conjunction with a presentation in a construction course sponsored by the Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, we authored a comprehensive article entitled “Principles of Suretyship.”

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Perspectives from the Arbitrator: Tips for a Successful Arbitration

A misconception has developed that arbitration is no quicker than litigation. However, arbitration can be an effective and efficient alternative to the time consuming and costly process of litigation. The following tips can shed some light on to why arbitration should be a consideration before litigation, and how to effectively use arbitration to a successful resolution of legal issues.

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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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