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Recent Articles

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 Broad Evidence Rule

A review of the Maryland and Virginia cases adopting this rule as well as an analysis of the factors to be considered in arriving at actual cash value.

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“Stacking of Liability Policies Permitted in Maryland”

Maryland’s highest Court, has recently ruled in USAA v. Riley et al. that certain insurance policies’ limits of liability can be “stacked” together. Stacking is best defined by this example: An insurance company has issued four (4) insurance policies covering four (4) policy periods. Each policy has a Limit of Liability of $300,000.

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Fire Set by Vandals is? Vandalism

Whether a fire is set by vandals in a vacant dwelling is a “fire” and hence covered or an act of “vandalism” and thus excluded is the topic of this paper which focuses on the new ISO language.

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Past Articles

Regulation Best Interest: Higher Standards for Broker-Dealers, Strengthened Protections for Investor

On June 5, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved a new regulation…

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When “Going Green” Isn’t Attractive – MD Court of Special Appeals Determines HOA Architectural Commi

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals provides helpful guidelines to homeowners and HOAs in addressing…

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Regulation Best Interest: Higher Standards for Broker-Dealers, Strengthened Protections for Clients

In June, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted a new regulation, Regulation…

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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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