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  • Recommended Practices for Community Associations When Creating Websites and Using Social Media

    By: Kathleen A. Waldy

    Takeaway:  The use of websites and social media by community associations is a great way for communities to keep their membership informed; however, there are recommended practices that community associations should follow in order to avoid, or at least minimize, their potential for liability...

  • Dealing with the Inevitable: Practical Considerations in Defending Merger Objection Lawsuits

    By: Dwight W. Stone II, Dennis M. Robinson, Jr., Patrick D. McKevitt

    Identifying, evaluating, and acting on potential merger & acquisition (M & A) deals is one of a director’s most challenging responsibilities. The process involves complex valuation and market analysis, high-stakes negotiations, input from independent legal and financial advisors, and...

  • Zollicoffer to Chair EBDI Board

    By: Thurman W. Zollicoffer, Jr.

    Baltimore -- Former Baltimore City Solicitor Thurman W. Zollicoffer Jr. has been appointed chairman of the board of directors of East Baltimore Development Inc., the 11-year-old nonprofit in charge of the $1.8 billion redevelopment located north of Johns Hopkins University Hospital in the area...

  • Top-7 Social Media Issues For Associations

    By: Eileen Morgan Johnson

    Association executives should be aware of potential legal risks social media can pose for their associations. 1. Copyright infringement. Associations can be sued for copyright infringement for content posted on their website. The Copyright Act provides for treble damages and attorney fees for...

  • Maryland Law on Accommodations for Pregnant Workers Takes Effect on October 1

    By: Kevin C. McCormick

    Maryland’s Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers Act goes into effect October 1, meaning Maryland employers with 15 or more employees must provide reasonable accommodations to employees who experience a disability because of a pregnancy. Basically, the new law requires employers to treat...

  • The "Maryland MARS" Act; Strict New Rules for Real Estate Agents

    By: Jerald Lurie

    Effective July, 1, 2013, Maryland has a new law that regulates individuals and entities providing services in “short sale” transactions.  The new law is named the Maryland Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Act (“Maryland MARS”).  The provisions dealing with this new statute may be found...

  • Delaware Code Amendments Authorizing Flagpole

    By: Chad J. Toms

    In July, the General Assembly of the State of Delaware amended several sections of Title 25 for the stated purpose: … to permit a real property owner or tenant to display an American flag on a pole attached to the exterior of the property’s structure or on a flagpole located within the property’s...

  • Affordable Care Act Requirements for Employers: Although Mandate Delayed, Action Still Required

    The impending need for compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 has been a source of great concern for employers.  Recently, the U.S. government announced a one-year delay in the implementation of one of the statute’s central provisions, the employer mandate....

  • Maryland Legislature Creates New Procedure for Employees Pursuing Wage Claims

    By: David M. Stevens

    During the most recent legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly enacted legislation that creates an entirely new procedure by which employees who believe they are due unpaid wages can seek to obtain a lien against their employer for the wage amount.  Most significantly, the procedure...

  • Senate Breaks NLRB Logjam

    By: Kevin C. McCormick

    For the past several years, the political stalemate in Washington, D.C.