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Baltimore, MD 21202, United States

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Maryland Insurer Not Permitted to Rely on Business Pursuits Exclusion to Deny Duty to Defend Where Continuity of Business Interest and Profit Motive Were Unclear

In Springer v. Erie Insurance Exchange, the Court of Appeals set out to determine whether the allegations in a complaint for defamation triggered the Business Pursuits exclusion in a homeowner’s liability insurance policy and,…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury, Insurance

Court of Appeals Rejects Mandatory Treble Damages Under Wage Payment and Collection Law

Last week, in the case of Peters v. Early Healthcare Giver, Inc., the Court of Appeals had another opportunity to reflect on the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law (“WPCL”) and specifically discuss the application of the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

What Should I Know About Maryland Estate and Gift Taxes in 2014?

Since 2004, the State of Maryland has had a separate estate tax with an exemption level of $1 million per person, in contrast to the federal estate tax exemption which currently exceeds $5 million and is indexed for inflation…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Baltimore Businesses: Ban the Box or Jump in Jail!

Employers employing 10 or more full-time equivalent employees in the City of Baltimore beware: if you use criminal conviction information before making a conditional offer of employment, you risk criminal penalties under…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Subrogation Alert - Hodges v. Federal-Mogul Corporation

A recently-published decision of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia should be expected to have an immediate impact on the use of expert testimony in subrogation cases in that region. The case, Hodges…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation, Insurance, Products Liability

Legislature acts on dog bite liability – Landlords happy. Dog owners? Not so much.

After several failed attempts in prior legislative sessions to take action against the Court of Appeals holding in the 2012 “pit bull” case of Tracey v. Solesky the legislature finally succeeded in passing a new dog bite…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury

FIO Report Sets the Stage for an Active Year in Insurance Regulation

It has been the perfect sort of winter for curling up with a good read, and this winter brought us some of the most highly-anticipated reading material of the past few years: the December 12, 2013 report prepared by the Federal…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Emerging Trends in Lawsuits Against Real Estate Professionals

The current real estate market has caused an increase in activity for real estate professionals. With this increase in activity, there has also been an increase in litigation against real estate agents, brokers, appraisers, home…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts, Real Estate - Residential

Maryland Court of Appeals Agrees to Reconsider Maryland Common Law on Construing Insurance Contracts

On January 24, 2014, the Maryland Court of Appeals granted a petition for writ of certiorari filed by People’s Insurance Counsel Division and in doing so agreed to reexamine Maryland common law on construing insurance contracts…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Another delay in the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate - A Reprieve For Many Employers

The Obama administration announced last week that some mid-sized businesses would have an additional year to comply with the employer mandate or “pay or play” provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The employer mandate requires…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

Passing the Buck: The Impact of Maryland's New Stormwater Fees on Commercial Leases

During its 2012 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed HB 987, a bill which required that the ten separate EPA-licensed storm sewer system (“MS4”) jurisdictions in Maryland (Baltimore City and nine counties-…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) - Steps Small Business Should be Taking Now to Prepare

In July of 2013, the Obama administration delayed the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer reporting requirements. The reports as proposed would have required employers to provide extensive and detailed…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance, Taxation

Insurer Does Not Have a Duty to Defend Insured when Allegations in the Complaint are Intentional, Criminal Conduct Under E&O Policy

Utica Mutual Ins. Co. v. Amity Ins. Agency, Inc., 84 Mass. App. Ct. 1111; 993 N.E.2d 752 (published in table format in the North Eastern Reporter, not binding precedent) (entered, September 17, 2013). A recent decision by…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Products Liability

Port of Baltimore Receives Investments for Expansion to Compete Globally

Over the past three to four years the Port of Baltimore has made significant investments in upgrading its cargo handling infrastructure to accommodate what officials hope will be a corresponding increase in cargo volume brought…more
| International Law & Trade, Maritime Law, Transportation

MIA Bulletin 12-15: Proposed New Regulations Involving Property Claims After Hurricanes

On August 9, 2012, the Maryland Insurance Administration issued Bulletin 12-15, wherein it presented proposed regulations impacting insurers who apply percentage deductibles to hurricane or storm claims. The regulations are…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential
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