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The WEEKLY WRIGHT REPORT (TWWR)

The Weekly Wright Report offers summaries of current cases on issues facing businesses today. Written by WCS attorneys in many practice areas (Labor & Employment, Government Contracting, Litigation, Construction, Surety & Fidelity, Creditors’ Rights), the WWR can be accessed in three ways: on the firm’s Linked In page (___) the firm’s website and delivered directly to your inbox each Monday morning. If you would like to be on our mailing list, simply sign up using the form on the right side of this page.

Recent Reports

The Weekly Wright Report (TWWR) – 7-31-17

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_7-31-17.pdf

  • New Form I – 9 (Don Walsh)
  • Who Owns Employee Tips? (Steve Kaufman)
  • The Importance of Following (the Administrative) Rules (Mike Stover)
  • Materially False and Misleading Flyers Encouraging Union Membership Violate NLRA (Laura Rubenstein)

The Weekly Wright Report (TWWR) – 7-24-17

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_7-24-17.pdf

  • Contractual Indemnity Provisions for Attorney’s Fees are enforceable. (Jason Potter)
  • Complaining Employee Not Protected from Termination for Fabricated Complaints (Laura Rubenstein)
  • When Companies Waive the Right to Arbitration (Mike Stover)
  • E-Verify

The Weekly Wright Report (TWWR) – 7-17-17

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_7-17-17.pdf

  • Labor & Employment- “Wild Thing” Awarded over $1.5 Million for Wrongful Termination (Mitchell Williams, MLB pitcher vs. MLB Network) (L. Rubenstein)
  • __Law – Increased Focus on the Buy American Act – On April 18, 2017, the President issued an Executive Order with respect to the President’s renewed focus on the Buy American Act and his Hire American initiative. (M. Stover; D. Walsh)
  • Corporate Litigation- Employers Beware: Liens for Unpaid Wages Permitted (M.Campsen)

The Weekly Wright Report (TWWR) – 7-9-17

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_7-9-17.pdf

  • IP Law – Trademarks (?)
  • Labor & Employment – New Minimum Wage Rates in Effect In MD (?)
  • Corporate Law – Corporate Minutes (?)
  • Administrative Law – Administrative remedies must be exhausted before litigation may proceed. ( Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, 2017 U.S. App. Lexis 7252 (4th Cir. 2017)) (attorney ?)

The Weekly Wright Report (TWWR) 7.2.17

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_7-2-17.pdf

  • Condominium Law – What Happens When Condominium Does aren’t paid? ( Elvaton Towne Condominium Regime II, Inc. v. Rose, 2017 WL 2712887 (June 23, 2017) (m. Stover; K. Davies)
  • Government Procurement – Court of Special Appeals reversed summary judgment in favor of department of General Service because it found that the Board of Contract Appeals (BCA) had erred in making factual finding and first appellate court (Circuit Court of Howard County) had utilized wrong standard of review. (Manekin Construction, Inc. v. Maryland Department of General Services, ____ A.3d ____ (June 28, 2017),. (J. Potter)

 


Attorney bios

– Laura L. Rubenstein is a partner at Wright, Constable & Skeen in the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Her practice concentrates in advising clients in many different areas of workplace law. She represents businesses and nonprofit organizations in a wide range of matters, including providing guidance on sensitive and confidential employment issues and defending FLSA wage disputes, harassment, discrimination and retaliation claims. Read more >>

 

 

– Jason has been practicing law for over 10 years in the surety and construction law fields.  He has been recognized as Maryland Super Lawyers in the areas of Surety and Fidelity Law for 2016, as a “Rising Star” for 2011 to 2015.  Jason has presented papers at the Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference, the Maryland State Bar Association’s Construction Law Section, and co-chaired the annual meeting of the Surety Claims Institute… Read more >>

 

 

 

– Mike Stover has been practicing law for 25 years in the surety and construction law field. He is AV preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and has been repeatedly selected as a Maryland Super Lawyer® and Maryland Best Lawyer®. He has authored numerous papers, articles and book chapters on surety law issues and has given presentations at ABA/FSLC Mid-Winter and Spring Meetings, the Surety Claims Institute and the Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference. Mike is a co-founder, officer and member of the board of directors of the Philadelphia Surety Claims Association and is a Vice Chair of the ABA/FSLC. Read more >>

 

– Steve prides himself on being a “one-stop-shop” for his clients. As head of the firm’s healthcare department, he helps physicians, dentists and veterinarians with all aspects of their professional and personal legal needs, including employment and partnership contracts, separation agreements, financing, lawsuits, disciplinary proceedings, buying, selling or starting a practice, billing and employment disputes, and insurance and government investigations. He has extensive experience with business transactions and litigation, real estate purchases and leases, employment issues and commercial disputes. Read more >>

 

 

– Don has been practicing law for 25 years with the simple goal of providing value to businesses. He has always believed that there was a better way to provide quality legal services which avoided the frequent esoteric and expensive answers received from many large law firms which often offered little assistance beyond a thick memo and a big bill. Underlying Don’s approach to clients is his simple foundation of providing clients practical, valuable legal and business solutions.Read more >>