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  • How Simple is that Simple Retirement Plan, Really?

    By: Mary Claire Chesshire

    By Mary Claire Chesshire

  • Be on Guard for Cybersecurity Breaches

    By: Jefferson C. Glassie, Stacey L. Pine*

    Over the last few years, cyber attacks on businesses have become a regular occurrence. The banking, retail, gaming and health care industries have all fallen victim to cyber attacks. The news media has been replete with stories about for-profit businesses experiencing security lapses or breaches by...

  • Hat Fight: NLRB Ruling Against Company Hat Policy Rejected by D.C. Circuit

    By: Jeffrey C. Seaman

    By Jeffrey Seaman

  • Social Media & Employment Law

    By: A. Ari Ghosal

    By Ari Ghosal The advent of social media has changed the landscape of how people communicate, share and connect with others online, through applications such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Snapchat, among others.  As social media has become the conduit by which people share...

  • Proposed Legislation in Maryland Regarding the Definition of Supervisors

    By: Tiffany M. Releford

    By Tiffany Releford

  • Marla Diaz Argues the Constitutionality in Virginia Express Lanes Case

    By: Marla J. Diaz

    Marla Diaz was quoted in length in WTOP’s article, “Judge Delays Ruling on Landmark Express Lanes Case.”  The Judge's decision could have a significant impact on users of Virginia's Express Lanes.  Marla argues the fines charged to her client are excessive and violate the 8th Amendment...

  • 2015 Brings Limits on Employers' Ability to Inquire About Applicants' Criminal Histories in Montgomery County and the District of Columbia

    By: Jeffrey C. Seaman

    Montgomery County and the District of Columbia have enacted versions of what are commonly referred to as "Ban the Box" laws - laws that limit an employer's ability to inquire about a job applicant's criminal history.

  • Signing Contracts

    By: Timothy J. Huffstutter

    With the wear and tear from winter weather, and spring cleaning approaching, there may be several projects waiting in the wings for your association. Whether it be routine maintenance or a new construction project you will probably need to execute a contract for the work to be completed. Managers...

  • Claim Construction Deference: The Paradigm Shifts

    In a win for Teva Pharmaceuticals, the U.S. Supreme Court abandoned the Federal Circuit's long established rule that the patent claim construction rulings of trial courts are not to be accorded any deference upon appeal.  On January 20, 2015, the Court held in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA,...

  • Don't Send Your Association's Email Lists To Criminals

    By: Jefferson C. Glassie, Stacey L. Pine*

    By: Jeff Glassie and Stacey Pine On an almost daily basis, we hear about a high profile company falling victim to a cyber-attack.  While the news media has been replete with stories about high profile, for-profit businesses falling victim to computer hackers, nonprofit associations are now...