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On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Feb 10

    Dropping the Mike: The Armory

    Dropping the Mike: The Armory
    One thing is certain, there wont be any unannounced press visits to the Miller compound any time soon.
  • Feb 10

    This historic Baltimore mansion was converted to primarily office space

    This historic Baltimore mansion was converted to primarily office space
    Address: 100 E. 23rd St., Baltimore Built: 1886 Space: 11,483 square feet Use: Office List price: $679,000 Contact: Justin Brewer, principal RE/MAX Sails Commercial (410) 814–2404; justin@remaxcanton.com A historic mansion converted…
  • Feb 10

    4th Circuit rejects Merriweather’s antitrust suit against Live Nation

    4th Circuit rejects Merriweather’s antitrust suit against Live Nation
    A federal judge’s ruling that Live Nation Entertainment Inc. is not a monopoly has been upheld by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Maryland-based It’s My Party Inc. and It’s My Amphitheatre Inc., the companies behind…
Rank this Week: 108

Elder Law Office of David Wingate,…

Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC

Covers elder law, assisted living facilities, estate planning, and nursing homes.

http://blog.davidwingate.com/
  • Mar 8

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Related proposals pertaining to qualified plans and individual retirement accounts. In addition, the Green Book includes the following proposals that pertain to qualified plans and IRAs: A limit on the total accrual of retirement benefits by…
  • Mar 7

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Sales, exchanges and “comparable transactions” with grantor trusts. The Obama Administration would attempt to address the disconnect between the income tax rules and the estate tax rules that apply to intentionally defective grantor…
  • Mar 7

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard
    The Social Security Administration is expanding a program nationally to help bar criminals from controlling benefits on behalf of individuals with disabilities and the elderly. The program originally launched as a pilot in the…
Rank this Week: 162

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Covers medical malpractice, product liability, public health and tort reform. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability
    A bad car accident, slip and fall injury or acquired disability turned 2015 upside down for you and your family. You’re likely still struggling to come to terms with your new limitations and figure out how to get your finances, career…
  • Jan 25

    Health Care Trends for 2016

    Health Care Trends for 2016
    In the 2010s, the way Americans consume health care has evolved significantly. While some of these system-wide changes clearly stem from the regulations associated with the Affordable Care Act, others have resulted from technological…
  • Jan 22

    Many Victims of Domestic Violence Have Undiagnosed Traumatic Brain Injury

    Many Victims of Domestic Violence Have Undiagnosed Traumatic Brain Injury
    The New Yorker reports that medical professionals often fail to diagnose traumatic brain injury (TBI) in victims of domestic abuse. Per this news analysis, when emergency room personnel examine women following an attack, they usually…
Rank this Week: 332

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Covers divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, equitable property distribution, father's rights, mother's rights, family law, and laws on divorce. By James Gross.

http://mddivorcelawyers.com/legalcrier
  • Dec 30

    Divorce Quote

    Divorce Quote
    “Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass.” — Mary Kay Blakely
  • Dec 17

    Thinking About Divorce

    Thinking About Divorce
    More than half the married people in the U.S. have thought about divorcing their spouse according to a survey by researchers at Brigham Young University. However, as the researchers wrote in their study, “thoughts about divorce as just…
  • Dec 10

    Will Shoes Make the Difference in this Divorce?

    Will Shoes Make the Difference in this Divorce?
    I think my wife has a lot of shoes. But it is nowhere near Tracey Hejailan’s 80 pairs in one of her multiple walk-in closets in a house in Monte Carlo. She is divorcing her husband, multimillionaire, Maurice Amon, in New York, where the…
Rank this Week: 448

Maryland Medical Malpractice…

Maryland Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers medical malpractice tort reform, law, cases, news, and trial strategies. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandmedicalmalpracticeattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 16

    Malpractice or Negligence? Get the Maryland Law

    Malpractice or Negligence? Get the Maryland Law
    Filing a medical malpractice claim in Maryland is a complicated and an expensive ordeal.  As a pre-condition to any medical malpractice lawsuit in Maryland, you have to first file in Health Claims Arbitration and you must provide…
  • Nov 4

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
  • Oct 29

    Doctors Start a Malpractice Trial in the Lead

    Doctors Start a Malpractice Trial in the Lead
    I always like to read what medical malpractice defense lawyers are telling each other about how to defend a medical malpractice case. I found this paragraph today in an article discussing defending medical doctors: This changed image probably…
Rank this Week: 414

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Covers national and Maryland state tort and workers compensation legislation. Also focuses on boating, car, motorcycle, pedestrian and truck accidents, as well as medical malpractice and wrongful death. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.marylandaccidentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 508

Personal Finance & Consumer…

Personal Finance & Consumer Rights Blog

Covers consumer rights. By Sonya Smith-Valentine.

http://www.valentinelegal.com/consumerlawblog
  • Apr 11

    Debt Collectors Need to Play by the Rule

    Debt Collectors Need to Play by the Rule
    If you’re behind in paying your bills, you may be contacted by a debt collector — someone who regularly collects debts owed to others. This includes collection agencies, lawyers who collect debts on a regular basis, and companies…
  • Mar 27

    Bogus Text Messages Offering Prize

    Bogus Text Messages Offering Prize
    If you’ve ever gotten a text message on your cell phone telling you that you’ve won a free prize, you’re not alone. During the past year, the FTC has gotten tens of thousands of complaints about unsolicited text messages.…
  • Mar 12

    But I Never Ordered Anything…

    But I Never Ordered Anything…
    What if a company called you, demanding you pay for a product they said you ordered? What if they threatened you if you didn’t pay? And what if you never actually ordered that product, never even saw it, and never promised to pay for…
Rank this Week: 567

Maryland Medical Malpractice…

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers false medical records, amputation medical malpractice, birth injuries, hospital malpractice and medical malpractice. By Silverman Thompson Slutkin White.

http://www.marylandmedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    $4.2 Million Awarded by Jury for Infection Resulting in Leg Amputation

    $4.2 Million Awarded by Jury for Infection Resulting in Leg Amputation
    A Philadelphia jury recently awarded $4.2 million to a woman whose leg was caused to be amputated because of an infection that she developed after undergoing a double-knee replacement. The patient, who was a diabetic, presented in 2009…
  • Jan 28

    Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Results In $6.9 Million Jury Verdict

    Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Results In $6.9 Million Jury Verdict
    A Charleston, SC jury this week ordered a physician and his employer, a radiology company, to pay $6.9 million dollars to a woman and her husband for the loss of chance of survival after a significant delay in diagnosing breast cancer. The…
  • Jan 21

    Carroll County Jury Awards $570,000 in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

    Carroll County Jury Awards $570,000 in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
    This month, a Carroll County jury awarded $570,000 to the estate and surviving family members of a woman whose internal bleeding went undiagnosed, resulting in her untimely death. The woman presented to the emergency room with a chief…
Rank this Week: 685

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

Tracks judicial developments in Maryland business law. By the Business Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

http://marylandbusinesslawdevelopments.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 22

    Wagner v. State of Maryland (Ct. of Appeals)

    Wagner v. State of Maryland (Ct. of Appeals)
    Filed:  December 17, 2015Opinion by Watts, J.Holding:  A party to a joint or multiple-party account may commit theft from that account.Facts:  As of 2005, Father owned an IRA containing nearly $200,000 and a bank account…
  • Dec 3

    Md. Comm’r of Fin.Regulation v.…

    Md. Comm’r of Fin.Regulation v. Cashcall (Ct. of Special Appeals)Filed: October 27, 2015Opinion by: Krauser, C.J.Holding:A company qualifies as a “credit services business” under the Maryland Credit Services…
  • Dec 2

    Sutton v. FedFirst Financial Corporation, et al. (Ct. of Special Appeals)

    Sutton v. FedFirst Financial Corporation, et al. (Ct. of Special Appeals)
    Filed:  October 29, 2015Opinion by:  Graeff, J.Holdings:  (1) The common-law fiduciary duties of candor and maximization of shareholder value articulated in Shenker v. Laureate Education, Inc. did not apply to a merger where…
Rank this Week: 729

Lawsuit Information Center

Lawsuit Information Center

Covers auto and truck accident, medical malpractice and products liability issues. By the Law Offices of Miller and Zois, LLC.

http://www.accidentinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 3

    Bair Hugger Class Action Lawsuit

    Bair Hugger Class Action Lawsuit
    Today, a U.S. Judicial on Multidistrict Litigation panel of federal judges will hear arguments on Plaintiffs’ request to consolidate all of the knee and hip infection lawsuits that have been filed in federal court claims the infection…
  • Nov 28

    Negligent Credentialing in South Dakota

    Negligent Credentialing in South Dakota
    A South Dakota judge ruled this week that health care providers are subject to negligent credentialing lawsuits when they fail to properly credential doctors. Judge Bruce Anderson made another important ruling: that even people on the…
  • Oct 28

    Negligent Credentialing in South Dakota

    Negligent Credentialing in South Dakota
    A South Dakota judge ruled this week that health care providers are subject to negligent credentialing lawsuits when they fail to properly credential doctors. Judge Bruce Anderson made another important ruling: that even people on the…
Rank this Week: 733

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Covers Maryland and DC personal injury issues.

http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 31

    DC Bike Laws for Riding on the Street or Sidewalk

    DC Bike Laws for Riding on the Street or Sidewalk
    Riding a bicycle in an urban environment like Washington DC, can be a confusing experience. Should you ride in the street with other vehicles?
  • Dec 31

    DC Bike Laws for Riding on the Street or Sidewalk

    DC Bike Laws for Riding on the Street or Sidewalk
    Riding a bicycle in an urban environment like Washington DC, can be a confusing experience. Should you ride in the street with other vehicles?
  • Dec 19

    DC Contributory Negligence in Bike Accident

    DC Contributory Negligence in Bike Accident
    People are excited about bicycles in Washington, DC. According to the DC Department of Transportation, 9,300 District residents biked to work in 2010.
Rank this Week: 741

Blog for the Law Offices of G.…

Blog for the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC

Covers criminal and personal injury law.

http://ricelawmd.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 640

Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Senator Ted Cruz Personal Injury Lawyer

    Senator Ted Cruz Personal Injury Lawyer
    Ted Cruz has made a lot of enemies.  I cannot remember a legitimate candidate for president who seemed to be as personally disliked as Ted Cruz.   This quote in the Washington Post describes how he was viewed when he attended…
  • Feb 9

    Value of Baltimore Personal Injury Cases Post Freddie Gray

    Value of Baltimore Personal Injury Cases Post Freddie Gray
    Baltimore City settled a wrongful death and survival action by Freddie Gray’s family for $6.4 million.  The criminally unfair Maryland Local Government Tort Claim Act would have capped these claims at $400,000.  So Baltimore…
  • Jan 14

    New Federal Opinion on Johns Hopkins Malpractice Lawsuit

    New Federal Opinion on Johns Hopkins Malpractice Lawsuit
    Johns Hopkins is quite possibly the greatest hospital in the history of the world.  People come from all over the world to get the best medical care that Hopkins can provide.  The U.S District Court in Baltimore decided this week a…
Rank this Week: 908

Shear on Social Media Law

Shear on Social Media Law

Covers legal issues involving social media websites. By Bradley S. Shear.

http://www.shearsocialmedia.com/
  • Jan 31

    US-EU Safe Harbor Deadline Passes Without A New Data Transfer Deal

    US-EU Safe Harbor Deadline Passes Without A New Data Transfer Deal
    According to The New York Times, the United States (US) and the European Union (EU) officials were unable to reach an agreement on an updated International Safe Harbor agreement before the January 31st deadline. The agreement covered how…
  • Jan 28

    How Much Is Your Data Worth To Facebook?

    How Much Is Your Data Worth To Facebook?
    Facebook recently released its fourth quarter 2015 earnings and it demonstrated that the social media giant is hitting its stride.  It made an average of $3.73 off each of its users around the world.  However, in the United States…
  • Jan 8

    Ex-St. Louis Cardinals Scouting Director To Plead Guilty To Hacking

    Ex-St. Louis Cardinals Scouting Director To Plead Guilty To Hacking
    Accessing the digital accounts of others without their authorization may destroy your career and lead to prison.  Last year, the FBI began investigating the St. Louis Cardinals because it was alleged that one or more of their employees…
Rank this Week: 1020

Baltimore Injury Lawyer Blog

Baltimore Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, car accident and products liability cases. By Miller & Zois.

http://www.baltimoreinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    How to Make Sure A Corporate Representative’s Deposition Testimony Sticks at Trial

    How to Make Sure A Corporate Representative’s Deposition Testimony Sticks at Trial
    In my opinion, one of the most powerful, yet underused, discovery devices around is the corporate representative deposition. This is because whomever is selected as the representative bonds the corporate entity with whatever their answers…
  • Jun 14

    Keep your kids alive, buckle them up.

    Keep your kids alive, buckle them up.
    By watching TV commercials, it seems that rear-facing backup cameras are all the rage in new trucks and SUV’s. They are supposed to reduce the risk of hurting a child, animal, or anything else that can be behind the vehicle but is short…
  • May 30

    So, uh, yeah, the internet is public. Just so you know.

    So, uh, yeah, the internet is public. Just so you know.
    You know what’s funny about stuff you post on the internet? It’s public, and that means people can see it. This includes those you would rather not see it. For example, if you are a disability claimant, you may want to forego that…
Rank this Week: 965

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal and personal injury topics such as auto accidents, criminal law, medical malpractice, practicing law, and products liability. By Miller & Zois.

http://www.marylandlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City
    There is an interested federal court opinion that came out this month on a street artist/violinist who was barred by a police officer from playing the Ocean City boardwalk. Faced with the threat of arrest, three months in jail and a $500…
  • Jul 2

    Attorney Gets Punished for Faking In-State Tuition 13 Year Before

    Attorney Gets Punished for Faking In-State Tuition 13 Year Before
    Sometimes, I think we should be harder on lawyers who have bad intent. But this is a little over the top for me. In Attorney Grievance Commission v. Kepple, a lawyers was given an indefinite suspension of at least 30 days because 13 years…
  • Jul 1

    Maryland Dairy Farm Creamery Decision... Finally

    Maryland Dairy Farm Creamery Decision... Finally
    After almost six years, the Maryland Court of Appeals shuts down a public interest’s group attempt to block the creation of a dairy farm creamery. The court found that the third party group did not have standing because the easement…
Rank this Week: 985

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers taxes and business law. By Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin and White.

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Spoliation – The oft mispronounced Rule of Evidence that Every Business Person Needs to Know

    Spoliation – The oft mispronounced Rule of Evidence that Every Business Person Needs to Know
    The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland issued an opinion this week that serves as a reminder that a party’s simple failure to preserve evidence can sometimes snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The case (and link) is Cumberland…
  • Jan 4

    Appellate Courts Clarify ADR Procedure

    Appellate Courts Clarify ADR Procedure
    It’s no secret that the Court of Special Appeals has been increasingly overwhelmed with cases, nor is it a secret that the Court would like to see a lot of these cases resolved or otherwise cleaned up before having to spend time on…
  • Nov 25

    COSA Clarifies Shenker Exception

    COSA Clarifies Shenker Exception
    In its 2009 decision in Shenker v. Laureate Educ., Inc., 411 Md. 317, the Court of Appeals of Maryland inserted a caveat in the premise that shareholder lawsuits against corporate directors must be pursued as a derivative action on behalf of…
Rank this Week: 1347

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Feb 7

    Can Government Regulation Make It Impossible to Pay Severance?

    Can Government Regulation Make It Impossible to Pay Severance?
    When an executive has an employment agreement and his company doesn’t pay, the company might offer a number of excuses based on contract law. One of these contractual defenses is called “impossibility of performance.” Under…
  • Jan 21

    Top Issues in Executive Disputes to Watch in 2016

    Top Issues in Executive Disputes to Watch in 2016
    We’ve counted down our top posts from 2015, from American Apparel to Dr. Robert Schuller. Now, we look at the issues in executive disputes that are likely to draw the most attention in 2016. Read More › Tags:…
  • Jan 6

    Suits by Suits’ 2015 Greatest Hit

    Suits by Suits’ 2015 Greatest Hit
    The turn of the calendar is always a good time to reflect on what has come before and preview what lies ahead. In this post, we count down our most popular posts of 2015 about executive disputes. Later, we’ll look at what to expect in…
Rank this Week: 1813

Maryland Nursing Home Lawyer Blog

Maryland Nursing Home Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home injuries, negligence and legislation. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.marylandnursinghomelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Psychological Abuse in Nursing Home

    Psychological Abuse in Nursing Home
    One of the basic duties of a nursing home is that it cares for people who can no longer care for themselves. While some residents are in nursing homes because they can no longer physically manage their day-to-day routine, many…
  • Jan 29

    Sexual Abuse in Maryland Nursing Home

    Sexual Abuse in Maryland Nursing Home
    While it is unimaginable to most people, sexual abuse in nursing homes is more than just a vague possibility. It’s a real threat in nursing homes across the country. With the advent of modern medicine, people are living longer lives.…
  • Jan 22

    What You Can Do to Help Detect Nursing Home Abuse

    What You Can Do to Help Detect Nursing Home Abuse
    While most of us would rather not think about it, the unfortunate reality is that nursing home abuse and neglect are two very real problems that plague the nursing home industry across the United States. While nursing homes and the employees…
Rank this Week: 1381

Maryland Family Law

Maryland Family Law

Provides general information and commentary on child custody, support, divorce and separation, and visitation. By Heather Sunderman.

http://mdfamilylaw.typepad.com/sunderman/
  • Feb 2

    What are your priorities in divorce?

    What are your priorities in divorce?
    Negotiating a divorce and dividing assets gives the spouses a lot of freedom in fashioning an agreement that works for both of them. For example, in the case of dispute of jointly owned real property, the court may only be...
  • Jan 12

    Maryland Judiciary Releases New App

    Maryland Judiciary Releases New App
    The Maryland Judiciary has released a new app designed to help the public navigate the legal system, including providing information about legal clinics and pro bono services. The courts have seen a huge increase in the number of people…
  • Jan 7

    2016 Super Lawyer

    2016 Super Lawyer
    I am very excited to announce that I have again been selected as a Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star 2016. You can access the online magazine here. Super Lawyers are selected based on peer nominations and independent research. You can...
Rank this Week: 1722

Divorce Field

Divorce Field

Analyzes athletes' family law issues to explain how family law works to the average consumer.

http://divorcefield.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    Child Support - Due and Owing

    Child Support - Due and Owing
    Watching the stock market tank, and hearing oil is going bust I am having flashbacks to 2008.  Now I am not too worried about my law practice, because I normally serve low income people.   They can't afford the big firms in the best…
  • Dec 17

    Do You Hear What I Hear?

    Do You Hear What I Hear?
    Yeah I am in a holiday mood, and I love that song (although why the King says lets bring the baby shivering in the cold silver and gold, a nice warm blanket would be better).   But this has nothing to do with it.   This is about the…
  • Dec 3

    Does Child Support EVER End?

    Does Child Support EVER End?
    A couple of weeks ago, I posted on Facebook about the child of Cherica Adams turning 16.   This would seem unremarkable until you remember who Cherica Adams is.   She was the young lady gunned down by a hit man hired by Rae Carruth,…
Rank this Week: 1763

Maryland Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Maryland Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

By Law Offices of Gerald Solomon, PA.

http://www.marylandforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 11

    Suing Your Servicer or Bank

    Suing Your Servicer or Bank
    People sometimes ask me what I do for a living. I used to say that I am an attorney. They would then ask what area of practice I concentrated in wherein I would respond "foreclosure defense." Their response would vary from "oh, you…
  • Feb 10

    Maryland Mediation 2.0

    Maryland Mediation 2.0
    There is a pattern surfacing where homeowners, having survived the Great Recession, are now able to afford their homes if provided a HAMP or similar modification. The typical case involves middle class homeowners who lost jobs, income or both…
  • Feb 10

    HAMP Mediation Bankruptcy and Sueing a Lender

    HAMP Mediation Bankruptcy and Sueing a Lender
    There is a pattern surfacing where homeowners, having survived the Great Recession, are now able to afford their homes if provided a HAMP or similar modification. The typical case involves middle class homeowners who lost jobs, income or both…
Rank this Week: 1202

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers Maryland DUI defense issues, including breathalyzer tests, DUI checkpoints and blood-alcohol content. By Price Benowitz, LLP.

http://www.marylandduilawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    University of Virginia Quarterback Facing DWI Charge

    University of Virginia Quarterback Facing DWI Charge
    Former Gonzaga high school standout and current freshman quarterback at the University of Virginia Nick Johns is facing driving while intoxicated charges after being pulled over in Charlottesville with a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the…
  • Aug 4

    Former Ravens’ Running Back DUI Update

    Former Ravens’ Running Back DUI Update
    The jury trial of Bernard Pierce, former Ravens’ running back and current Jacksonville Jaguar player, is set on October 27th for his DUI case that took place in Maryland. After requesting a jury trial, Pierce’s case was…
  • Aug 3

    Sleeping Driver Charged with DUI in Maryland

    Sleeping Driver Charged with DUI in Maryland
    Over the weekend, a Maryland driver was arrested by Cambridge police officers after they allegedly found him drunk and asleep behind the wheel. At 10:00 pm on Friday, officers responded to a report stating that there was a vehicle…
Rank this Week: 1287

Thoughts on Wills & Estate…

Thoughts on Wills & Estate Planning

Covers estate planning in Virginia and Maryland. By Scott R. Zucker.

http://estateplanninginfoblog.com
  • Jan 4

    Federal Estate and Gift Tax Rules for 2013, Including Example

    Federal Estate and Gift Tax Rules for 2013, Including Example
    By passing the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“ATRA”), President Obama and Congress have agreed on a first step towards solving our fiscal cliff problem.  While neither Democrats or Republicans seem overly…
  • Dec 2

    My 21 Favorite Estate Planning Insults and Comeback

    My 21 Favorite Estate Planning Insults and Comeback
    When you achieve a certain level of success in estate planning law, complaining about the billboards, the yachts, the keys to the cities, the authorized (and unauthorized) documentaries about your life, etc. seems a bit petty. Then again, the…
  • Nov 30

    The Fiscal Cliff and Your Estate Planning (Part III): The Impact on You

    The Fiscal Cliff and Your Estate Planning (Part III): The Impact on You
    In the first post of this series, we discussed the fiscal cliff and its impact on our economy.  In the previous post, we covered the proposals most likely to be considered by Congress in the coming weeks.  In this final post of the…
Rank this Week: 1421

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland divorce, marital property, protective orders and visitation. By Silverman Thompson Slutkin White.

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Same Sex Marriage Licenses Issued by Maryland Clerks of Court

    Same Sex Marriage Licenses Issued by Maryland Clerks of Court
    On November 30, 2012 we blogged about the Attorney General’s Opinion on the issuance of same sex marriage licenses and when the clerks could issue same. It appears that the clerks have followed the guidance of his Opinion as the first…
  • Nov 30

    Maryland Attorney General Issues Opinion on When Courts Can Issue Same-Sex Marriage License

    Maryland Attorney General Issues Opinion on When Courts Can Issue Same-Sex Marriage License
    As we explained in our “How to Get Married Guide for Same Sex Couples” blog on November 8, 2012, same sex couples will be permitted to marry in Maryland as of January 1, 2013. However, couples will need to obtain a marriage…
  • Nov 29

    Maryland Opening Domestic Violence Visitation Center

    Maryland Opening Domestic Violence Visitation Center
    Baltimore will soon be the home to a supervised visitation center according to CBS Baltimore’s report on November 27, 2012. The Safe Havens center will allow victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence or…
Rank this Week: 1216

Maryland Courts Watcher

Maryland Courts Watcher

Features the synopses of opinions from Maryland courts, including the Court of Appeals and the Court of Special Appeals.

http://marylandcourts.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1261

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland laws on drug arrests, DUI and gun crimes. By the Herbst Firm.

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Teenagers Charged With Theft At Ski Resort

    Teenagers Charged With Theft At Ski Resort
    While millions cursed the record breaking January blizzard for canceling travel plans, court dates and business meetings, the local ski resorts celebrated every second of it. What started out as a miserable ski season for Maryland and…
  • Feb 1

    Crime Stopper Tip Produces Large Baltimore Heroin Bust

    Crime Stopper Tip Produces Large Baltimore Heroin Bust
    The Baltimore Police recently announced the completion of a fairly large heroin bust, which led to two arrests and the recovery of drugs, cash, and a firearm. This particular bust was not the product of a long-term police investigation, but…
  • Jan 26

    Baltimore Police Patrol Snowy Streets In Humvee

    Baltimore Police Patrol Snowy Streets In Humvee
    Although crime and calls to service were down throughout Maryland during the historic snowstorm, police and firefighters in Baltimore City were still well prepared to respond if called upon during the blizzard. The National Guard supplied…
Rank this Week: 4007

Maryland Injury Attorneys Blog

Maryland Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Maryland medical malpractice, product liability, and personal injury law. By Brassel, Alexander & Rice, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Class Action Attacks Automobile Key Fob

    Class Action Attacks Automobile Key Fob
    Most of us know that when products are defective and injure people, a consumer has the right to sue the manufacturer and the seller for damages. We usually think of defective products as ordinarily safe items that are made poorly, or…
  • Jan 27

    Consortium Claims Can Compensate for Suffering of Family Member

    Consortium Claims Can Compensate for Suffering of Family Member
    When someone is injured in an accident, particularly a catastrophic accident, we often focus on the person who was injured and label him or her the victim—as we should. But it is easy to forget that in these kinds of cases, there are…
  • Jan 19

    Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Clause

    Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Clause
    A recent United States Supreme Court case has upheld an arbitration clause in a class action dispute against DirectTV. While the case may seem more applicable to contractual or consumer claims, as the law crawls towards upholding these kinds…
Rank this Week: 3392

Maryland Malpractice Team Blog

Maryland Malpractice Team Blog

Covers medical malpractice. By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt.

http://www.marylandmalpracticeteam.com/
Rank this Week: 2369

Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer…

Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers trucking accident news, safety issues, and legislative updates. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.marylandtruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Snow Plow Accident Kills One Man

    Snow Plow Accident Kills One Man
    Low visibility and big trucks don’t mix. With their heavy weight, increased stopping distance, and unwieldy controls, drivers need to be exceptionally attentive when driving in wintry conditions. This is especially the case for snow…
  • Feb 3

    Court Upholds Verdict Against Trucking Company in Fatal Amtrak Accident

    Court Upholds Verdict Against Trucking Company in Fatal Amtrak Accident
    Earlier this month, a Nevada court denied a motion filed by a trucking company for a new trial after the court determined that the company’s driver was responsible for a 2011 accident that killed six people, including the driver of the…
  • Jan 27

    Fatal Hit-and-Run Accidents involving Large Truck

    Fatal Hit-and-Run Accidents involving Large Truck
    Every driver on the road owes a duty of care to the other motorists with whom he or she shares the road. This duty encompasses a wide range  of conduct. Some conduct is required under certain circumstances, and other conduct is…
Rank this Week: 4494

Maryland Employment Lawyer Blog

Maryland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment contracts, age discrimination, FMLA, sexual harassment and overtime pay issues. By Andrew M. Dansicker.

http://www.marylandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4916

Maryland Car Accident Attorney…

Maryland Car Accident Attorney Blog

Covers Maryland news and updates on motor vehicle accidents. Published By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.marylandcaraccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Recovering Compensation After a Hit-and-Run Accident

    Recovering Compensation After a Hit-and-Run Accident
    Hit-and-run accidents can be devastating. On top of the physical injuries and property damage sustained in the accident, there is often no party to look to for responsibility. This can leave an injured accident victim in a very unfortunate…
  • Feb 2

    Determining Fault in Maryland Multi-Vehicle Accident

    Determining Fault in Maryland Multi-Vehicle Accident
    Some accidents involve only one or two vehicles, and it is easy for authorities to determine who was at fault and to issue the necessary citations. However, other accidents involve multiple parties, and in these situations authorities may…
  • Jan 26

    Appellate Court Affirms Exclusion of Plaintiff’s Medical Expert Testimony Based on Lack of Certainty

    Appellate Court Affirms Exclusion of Plaintiff’s Medical Expert Testimony Based on Lack of Certainty
    Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of the State of Montana decided a case that illustrates how courts view expert testimony in personal injury cases. While the case arose under Montana law, the laws applied in the case are similar to those…
Rank this Week: 4061

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Anthony A. Fatemi, LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Maryland Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Petition for Post Conviction Relief

    Maryland Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Petition for Post Conviction Relief
    A person who is arrested or charged with a crime – whether it is classified as a felony or misdemeanor – is encouraged to seek the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. The gathering of evidence and other…
  • Jan 22

    Maryland Court Reviews Allegations of an “Illegal Sentence” in Criminal Case

    Maryland Court Reviews Allegations of an “Illegal Sentence” in Criminal Case
    Depending on the facts of a criminal case, a person may invoke any number of claims to overturn his or her conviction. For one, under Maryland law, a defect in the return of a jury verdict could render a conviction illegal and therefore a…
  • Jan 12

    Maryland Court Denies Motion to Suppress – Affirms Finding of Probable Cause

    Maryland Court Denies Motion to Suppress – Affirms Finding of Probable Cause
    In Maryland, and in states throughout the country, people are entitled to legal protections under the Fourth Amendment – namely, to be free from illegal searches and seizures of their person, homes, papers, and effects. When a person is…
Rank this Week: 2314

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal defense, evidence and the Fourth Amendment. By Brassel, Alexander & Rice, LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Death Penalty Law

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Death Penalty Law
    In what may be considered a surprise ruling, the United States Supreme Court has struck down Florida’s death penalty law. And while the ruling is specific to Florida, and not the death penalty in general, the decision emphasizes just…
  • Jan 27

    Colorado’s Drug Laws Under Attack

    Colorado’s Drug Laws Under Attack
    By now most everybody is familiar with Colorado’s lenient marijuana laws (or rather, Colorado’s abolition of marijuana restrictions). Whether we agree with their position or not, we generally understand that states can make their…
  • Jan 19

    What is a Hung Jury?

    What is a Hung Jury?
    As you likely know by now, a mistrial has been declared in the Freddie Grey trial, due to a hung jury. You may be wondering what a hung jury is, and how it happens. How Hung Juries Happen In some civil cases, only a majority of jurors need to…
Rank this Week: 3391

Maryland Motorcycle Accident…

Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland bicycle and motorcycle accidents. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.marylandmotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    Aggressive Driving and Maryland Motorcycle Accident

    Aggressive Driving and Maryland Motorcycle Accident
    The position of a motorcyclist on a Maryland highway is often a precarious one. With cars traveling at high rates of speed, switching lanes with only a moment’s notice, and coming to quick stops in the face of approaching traffic,…
  • Jan 28

    Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Poor Road Condition

    Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Poor Road Condition
    Motorcycle accidents have a variety of causes, ranging from drunk or distracted drivers in cars or trucks to speeding motorcyclists and dangerous roadways. All too often, the motorcyclist himself is seen as the at-fault party,…
  • Jan 21

    Roadside and Shoulder Accidents in Maryland

    Roadside and Shoulder Accidents in Maryland
    Accidents that occur when a moving vehicle strikes one or more vehicles that are pulled off to the side of the road have unfortunately become a familiar sight. As much as we’d like to think otherwise, sometimes cars or motorcycles break…
Rank this Week: 4812

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice,…

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC Blog

Covers Maryland criminal law.

http://www.ricelawmd.com/blog
  • Feb 4

    FTA

    FTA
    Q: What does FTA stand for? A: FTA stands for “failure to appear” FTA is an acronym for failure to appear in Maryland Courts.  Although it may be used in other States as an abbreviation. If you have FTA’d, that means…
  • Feb 1

    Find the Best Auto Accident Attorneys in Baltimore

    Find the Best Auto Accident Attorneys in Baltimore
    You’ve been hurt in an accident, whether it’s a car, truck, motorcycle or you were on a bicycle walking as a pedestrian.  Accidents are common in Maryland and if you were injured in an auto accident in Baltimore, then you…
  • Jan 29

    3 Ways a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Baltimore Can Help

    3 Ways a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Baltimore Can Help
    Criminal charges are no laughing matter. You don’t want one mistake to ruin the rest of your life.  That’s why it is so important to hire a lawyer for your criminal charges in Baltimore, Maryland. Criminal defense lawyers are…
Rank this Week: 2426

Business Insurance Attorney Blog

Business Insurance Attorney Blog

Covers insurance law. By Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler, P.A.

http://www.businessinsuranceattorney.com/
  • Feb 3

    Maryland Should Pass a Lack-of-Good-Faith Statute for Health Insurance

    Maryland Should Pass a Lack-of-Good-Faith Statute for Health Insurance
    The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) has placed health insurers under substantial financial pressure. This pressure appears to be resulting in an increasing number of healthcare claim denials. Unfortunately, the increase, if it…
  • Jan 20

    BlueCross BlueShield of Maryland Reverses Denial of $160K Health Insurance Claim

    BlueCross BlueShield of Maryland Reverses Denial of $160K Health Insurance Claim
    While our politicians debate the merits of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. “Obamacare”), insurers continue to deny health insurance claims by the thousands every year. These denials often saddle consumers with outsized medical…
  • Oct 21

    Maryland Insurance Administration Releases New Limited Lines Producer Form

    Maryland Insurance Administration Releases New Limited Lines Producer Form
    All insurance producers with Maryland resident or non-resident licenses should be aware that the Maryland Insurance Administration has released a newly approved Limited Lines Registration form. It can be accessed here. Alex Brown is the Chair…
Rank this Week: 2037

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law with a focus on divorce on Maryland. By Anthony A. Fatemi, LLC.

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 29

    National Statistics Reflect Higher Rates of Divorce for Older Couple

    National Statistics Reflect Higher Rates of Divorce for Older Couple
    According to statistics compiled by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University, in 2014, people 50 years of age and older were two times as likely to get divorced as in 1990. And for people…
  • Jan 14

    State Supreme Court Ruling Obligates Stepfather to Pay Child Support

    State Supreme Court Ruling Obligates Stepfather to Pay Child Support
    Child custody, visitation, and support are inter-related issues that arise within a typical divorce or separation proceeding. Courts are authorized to make determinations concerning legal and physical custody, the allotment of visitation…
  • Dec 28

    Divorcing in Maryland: What To Do With The Family Home?

    Divorcing in Maryland: What To Do With The Family Home?
    Maryland is an equitable distribution state. This means that in divorce, property and debts acquired during the marriage are subject to “fair and equitable” division (subject to limited exceptions). The law does not guarantee…
Rank this Week: 2339

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI topics such as breathalyzer and constitutional issues, field sobriety tests, and DUI procedures and rights. By Bruce M. Robinson.

http://www.marylandduilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2032

ChasenBoscolo Injury Law Blog

ChasenBoscolo Injury Law Blog

Reports on personal injury news.

http://blog.chasenboscolo.com/
  • Dec 29

    Tips for Protecting Yourself From a Maryland Bicycle Accident

    Tips for Protecting Yourself From a Maryland Bicycle Accident
    Each year, hundreds of injuries and dozens of deaths are attributed to collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles. Statistics show that in the last five years, there have been 30 individuals killed and approximately 3,100 others have been…
  • Dec 22

    Holiday Safety Tips to Prevent Fires or a Car Accident

    Holiday Safety Tips to Prevent Fires or a Car Accident
    The Hazards of the Holidays The holidays are a joyous time for most Americans, but this time of year can also be plagued by increased chances of being involved in incidents that can cause serious bodily harm. The Washington, D.C.…
  • Dec 15

    The Risks of Antidepressants During Pregnancy

    The Risks of Antidepressants During Pregnancy
    Antidepressant medications can be a useful tool in treating a number of mood disorders. They can help regulate emotions and allow a patient to live a healthy life. However, it’s important to note that women who are pregnant or are…
Rank this Week: 2884

Baltimore Birth Injury Lawyers…

Baltimore Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury law. By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt.

http://www.baltimorebirthinjurylawyers.com/
  • Dec 22

    Mother and Child Each Awarded Damages in Birth Injury Case

    Mother and Child Each Awarded Damages in Birth Injury Case
    Birth injury lawsuits are filed primarily to hold medical providers financially responsible for the injuries and long-term limitations suffered by a child who is born disabled. A birth injury claim can also be filed if the alleged medical…
  • Dec 14

    Wrongful Birth Laws as Applied to Failed Contraceptives and Birth Injurie

    Wrongful Birth Laws as Applied to Failed Contraceptives and Birth Injurie
    A recent lawsuit filed against the manufacturer of an implanted semi-permanent contraception device demonstrates how medical providers and pharmaceutical companies may be held accountable for medical malpractice when contraceptives fail.…
  • Dec 14

    Family Awarded $9.5 Million in Birth Injury Lawsuit

    Family Awarded $9.5 Million in Birth Injury Lawsuit
    Earlier this month in Ireland, the family of a 14-year-old girl who was born with severe brain injuries as a result of alleged medical malpractice was awarded over $9.5 million. According to one local news source covering the case, the young…
Rank this Week: 2373

Maryland Injury Attorney Blog

Maryland Injury Attorney Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and recent verdict updates. By Butschky & Butschky, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Maryland Trucking Accidents : Big Rig Drivers Required to Log Miles Electronically

    Maryland Trucking Accidents : Big Rig Drivers Required to Log Miles Electronically
    In August 2010, a Cockeysville, Md. woman was killed and her young son suffered a traumatic brain injury when a triple-trailer truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and collided with their vehicle. Sadly, cases like this are not uncommon:…
  • Nov 21

    One Million Maryland Drivers Expected to Hit the Road for Thanksgiving 2015

    One Million Maryland Drivers Expected to Hit the Road for Thanksgiving 2015
    Thanks to the lowest gas prices since 2008, an estimated one million Maryland motorists are expected to hit the roadways this Thanksgiving, AAA Mid-Atlantic reports. AAA forecasts some 46.9 million U.S. motorists are expected to journey by…
  • Sep 1

    Traffic Accident Deaths Rise in First Six Months of 2015

    Traffic Accident Deaths Rise in First Six Months of 2015
    The Associated Press reports that data gathered by the National Safety Council (NSC) shows traffic accident fatalities up for the first half of 2015 — reversing what had been a trend toward fewer car crash deaths. For the last several…
Rank this Week: 4475

Maryland Personal Injury Blog

Maryland Personal Injury Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury law. By Foran & Foran, P.A.

http://www.marylandpersonalinjuryblog.com/
  • Dec 14

    Maryland Court Rules in Favor of Insureds, Awards Underinsured Motorist Coverage in Moped and Motor Scooter Case

    Maryland Court Rules in Favor of Insureds, Awards Underinsured Motorist Coverage in Moped and Motor Scooter Case
    The Maryland Court of Special Appeals reviewed two cases against the same insurance company, consolidated on appeal, regarding underinsured motorist coverage for damages suffered as the result of a car accident in which the insureds were…
  • Dec 12

    Maryland Court Decides Issue of Insurance Coverage in Truck Accident

    Maryland Court Decides Issue of Insurance Coverage in Truck Accident
    The Maryland Court of Special Appeals reviewed a wrongful death case involving a truck accident and addressed the issue of whether the defendant had insurance coverage. In Glass v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Ins. Co. (Md. Ct. Spec. App.…
  • Dec 10

    Maryland Court Reviews Appeal in Car Accident Case

    Maryland Court Reviews Appeal in Car Accident Case
    The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland recently ruled on an appeal in a personal injury case that arose out of a car accident. In Chaffman v. Estrada-Bernales (Md. Ct. Spec. App. Nov. 17, 2015), the plaintiff and his wife were stopped at a…
Rank this Week: 2100

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland DUI news, updates and commentary. Published by Goldstein & Stamm, P.A.

http://www.marylandduilawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3438

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy and tax law issues in DC, Maryland and Virginia. By the Law Office of Edward Gonzalez, PC.

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Nov 6

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer
    Scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers throughout the country by posing as attorneys or law office staff and telling them to immediately wire money to pay a debt. Don't fall for it. One of the best ways to avoid a scam is to stop the…
  • Apr 21

    What It Takes to Win in Court: Building the "Paper Trail"

    What It Takes to Win in Court: Building the "Paper Trail"
    Probably one of the most frequent problems I encounter with new cases clients bring to my office is the lack of documentary evidence. No one bothers to put down in writing that agreement with the brother-in-law or "friend" about the…
  • Apr 3

    What's Worse Than a BAD Credit History? NO CREDIT HISTORY AT ALL!

    What's Worse Than a BAD Credit History? NO CREDIT HISTORY AT ALL!
    It may not be a well-know fact, but the truth is a lot of financially-responsible people are turned down for loans because they have NO history of recent borrowing. None. This may be because the person saves up and pays for purchases…
Rank this Week: 4650