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State Licensing Agencies May Violate Antitrust Laws

By: Robert W. Hesselbacher, Jr. In North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, decided February 25, 2015, Read More >>

Documents and Data: Responsible Retention and Defensible Destruction

By Lisa D. Sparks Although businesses generate and use far less paper today than they did in the past, they Read More >>

Construction Law 2014 Legislative Update

By Jason R. Potter In its 2014 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed a number of laws in a wide Read More >>

Highlighted New Maryland Laws Affecting Businesses

By Lisa D. Sparks Minimum Wage Increase Over four years, Maryland’s minimum wage will rise to $10.10 per hour, starting Read More >>

2014 Maryland Legislative Update Estate and Trust related legislation

  The 2014 legislative session included significant legislation affecting the estate and trust laws of Maryland.  A new Maryland Trust Read More >>

Objections to Discharge in Bankruptcy: Supreme Court establishes new heightened standard for defalcation in Bullock v. BankChampaign, NA Decision

By Jason R. Potter Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP   Under the United States Bankruptcy Code (the “Code”), if a Read More >>

EEOC Guidance – Religious Discrimination

By Paul Evelius The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a question-and-answer guide, entitled Religious Garb and Grooming in the Read More >>

Settlement Agreements – Nondisclosure Provisions

By Paul Evelius A recent Florida appellate decision illustrates the value of adding financial “teeth” to non-disclosure provisions in settlement Read More >>

Contracts – Liquidated Damages

By Paul Evelius In CAS Severn, Inc. v. Awalt, the Court of Special Appeals has upheld a liquidated damages clause Read More >>

Mergers and Acquisitions – Brokers

By Paul Evelius The SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets has issued a “no action” letter which should reduce the Read More >>