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Maryland Governments Can Be Held Liable for “Failure to Regulate”

  • March 31st, 2017
  • Julius Blattner
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Maryland Governments Can Be Held Liable for “Failure to Regulate” Maryland’s highest court recently held that local and state governments can be sued for damage to property if the damage results from a longstanding failure to regulate. Maryland citizens and property owners only can hold a failure to regulate if…

Obtaining Attorney’s Fees Through Punitive Damages in Maryland

  • September 2nd, 2016
  • Gregg Mosson
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I. HERE COMES St. Luke. Civil plaintiffs in Maryland can present calculations of total attorney’s fees and costs to juries as admissible evidence for use in determining a punitive damages award.   St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church v. Smith, 318 Md. 337 (Md. 1988). The Maryland Court of Appeals has held…

What Should I Do When He Refuses to Pay Child Support in Maryland?

What Should I Do When He Refuses to Pay Child Support in Maryland?

  • October 27th, 2015
  • LaSheena Washington
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  Under Maryland law, every child has a right to receive support from both parents even if the parents are separated, divorced, or were never married. Child support can include monetary support, health care costs, past-due monetary support, or reimbursement. If the parent obligated to make child support payments fails…

10 New Laws That Take Effect Thursday in Maryland

10 New Laws That Take Effect Thursday in Maryland

  • September 30th, 2015
  • Julius Blattner
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10 New Laws that Take Effect Thursday in Maryland New laws approved this year in Maryland will take effect on Thursday. Here are some of the ones you should know about. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR DIVORCE Those applying for divorces in Maryland are now required to reside in Maryland for a…

Dashboard Video Camera May Solidify Your Side of the Story

Dashboard Video Camera May Solidify Your Side of the Story

  • August 26th, 2015
  • Gabriel Moreno
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No one ever wants to be involved in an auto accident. Accident itself is defined as an unforeseeable and unexpected event. Accidents can cause several hardships such as lost time from work and personal injuries that will stay with you for the rest of your life. In the event that…

Marriage and the Road to U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency

Marriage and the Road to U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency

  • June 26th, 2015
  • Gabriel Moreno
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With marriage being the topic of discussion, it only seems appropriate to discuss marriage from an immigration standpoint. As to same-sex marriage, most arguments against it could have been applied to heterosexual marriage. The legalization of same sex marriage was the reasonable and logical conclusion to be determined by the…

The Quickest Way to Get a Divorce in Maryland

The Quickest Way to Get a Divorce in Maryland

  • June 5th, 2015
  • LaSheena Washington
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Of the many calls we get from potential clients calling about getting a divorce, I am frequently asked what is the quickest way to do this. This question usually comes from those who are lucky enough to have what is called an uncontested case. This means that the spouses are…

I Will Give You A Recorded Statement, After I Speak With My Lawyer

I Will Give You A Recorded Statement, After I Speak With My Lawyer

  • May 29th, 2015
  • Gabriel Moreno
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Being involved in an auto accident is a devastating event that rushes a surge of questions and worries into your life. You have been involved in an auto accident and the negligent driver’s insurance company and their agents (investigators and adjusters) will want to obtain statements from you (to primarily…

It’s Complicated: Third-Party Visitation Rights in Maryland

It’s Complicated: Third-Party Visitation Rights in Maryland

  • May 21st, 2015
  • LaSheena Washington
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For many biological parents, establishing child custody and visitation is an important part of their separation or divorce. However, a strong desire to establish a stable visitation schedule isn’t only important for a minor child’s biological parents. Many third parties such as grandparents, stepparents, and domestic partners of a biological…

Tax Season is over, Audit Season is Upon us!

  • May 18th, 2015
  • Eric Bielitz
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Tax Day has come and gone. Everyone has, or should have, filed their income tax returns with the I.R.S. and the Comptroller of Maryland.   The time for audits is upon us! When people think about audits, if they think about them at all, they imagine a long, uncomfortable meeting with…

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