Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

At the Intersection of Technology and Law: Recent High Court Rulings Related to Social Media.

Once Again at the Intersection of Technology and Law: Maryland’s Court of Appeals Elaborates on Authentication of Documents Related to Social Media. “The rapid rise of social networking websites, themselves a branch of…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Criminal Law, Electronic Discovery

Wage Theft Reaches Nail Salons

To address wage theft, among other work related issues in nail salons, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently imposed “wage bond” or increased insurance coverage for unpaid wages requirements on salon owners. The wage bond…more
| Labor & Employment Law

New “Directional Sign” Policy for Baltimore County Homebuilders

The Baltimore County Department of Permits, Approvals, and Inspections has adopted a new administrative policy allowing homebuilders to place temporary “Directional Signs” on their new developments. Homebuilders often rely on…more
| Communications & Media Law, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential

Maryland Legislative Update

On April 13, 2015 after the release of the traditional sine die balloons and streamers, the first General Assembly of the newly elected Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. concluded with much success. With bills awaiting signature…more
| Elections & Politics, Health, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

“Predictive Coding” and Litigation

Recently, PK Law’s newsletter contained a piece on the use of electronic means to effect service of process. The topic found its way into the national press which captured the decision of a judge to permit service on a…more
| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Maryland’s New False Claims Act: Is It Enough?

Maryland Senate bill 374 (cross filed with House bill 405) has made its way to Governor Larry Hogan’s desk for signature. Championed by Attorney General Brian Frosh, the bill expands Maryland’s False Claims Act from its current…more
| Civil Remedies, Government Contracting, Health

Employers Beware in Race Discrimination Cases

Several recent cases highlight the fact that employers should think twice before failing to properly address a Title VII complaint. Failing to do so may result in their winding up in a jury trial. That fact is most recently…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Harford County Land Use Plan Update And Harford County Comprehensive Zoning

County Executive Barry Glassman and Director of Planning Bradley Killian have announced that Harford County will begin the update of its Land Use Plan in the near future. The process will begin April 29, 2015 and we expect…more
| Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Legislative Update

The following legislation has been introduced in the Maryland legislature. The chart is current through the morning of April 8. Status of several pieces of legislation receiving committee reports are indicated in caps. The…more
| Elections & Politics

Cybersecurity Breach: Are Board Members at Risk?

It seems a month does not pass in which some sort of breach of confidential data of a business is not announced to the public. With the increase in cybersecurity breaches, so increases board members’ exposure to litigation…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Electronic Discovery, Privacy, Securities Law

Supreme Court Gives Pregnant UPS Employee Opportunity to Prove Discrimination

Late last year, PK Law reported on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal’s case in Young v. United Parcel Service, 707 F.3d 437 (2013). On March 25th, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case (USSC Docket No…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Legislative Update

The following legislation has been introduced in the Maryland legislature. The chart is current through the morning of March 9. Status of several pieces of legislation receiving committee reports are indicated in caps. The…more
| Education, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation, Transportation

Testing the “Joint Employer” Waters

PK Law recently reported on the filing of a complaint by the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) against McDonald’s Corporation to the effect that McDonald’s was a “joint employer” with its…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law

Tax Scam Redux, 2014

Recent headlines regarding the submission of fraudulent tax returns underscores the need for vigilance when filing any tax return. Most news accounts indicate that it is the “online” filing that is most at risk. This means…more
| Consumer Protection, Taxation

Can You Be “Served” or “Notified” Electronically?

Two recent cases produced what appear to be different answers to the question posed above. In the first case, a U.S. District Court in Gardner v. Detroit Entertainment, (Case No. 12-14870, October 15, 2014, USDC, E. Mich.)…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law
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