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  • Erek Barron Wins New Trial for Pro Bono Client

    By: Erek L. Barron

    On January 20, 2015, Erek Barron won reversal of the death sentence conviction of his pro bono client, Isaiah McCoy. Mr. McCoy was convicted and sentenced to death in Delaware for the May 2010 killing of James Munford. After his conviction, a pro bono team from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston...

  • The 4th Circuit Reaffirms Judicial Deference to Accreditation Agencies

    By: Dorothy Deng, Jefferson C. Glassie

    This article originally appeared in the 2015 Q2 edition of “ICE Digest” a publication of Institute for Credentialing Excellence.

  • Don't be Caught Off Guard with Inadequate Insurance Coverage

    By: Stacey L. Pine

    This article originally appeared in the 2015 Q2 edition of “ICE Digest” a publication of Institute for Credentialing Excellence.

  • Checklist: Letter of Intent To Purchase A Dental Practice

    By: Philip M. Bogart

    Are you ready to be your own boss? Then it’s time to purchase a dental practice! When you finally find that “perfect” practice, you will want to present a letter of intent (LOI) to the Seller. Your broker or CPA may provide you with a “fill in the blank” form, and it may be adequate if it contains...

  • Appeals Court Denies Competitive Injury Claim in Sukumar v. Nautilus, Inc.

    The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently held that a potential competitor has suffered a “competitive injury” within the meaning of the revised False Marking Statute, 35 U. S.C. § 292, only if it has attempted to enter the relevant market by displaying an intent to enter the...

  • The Baltimore County Zoning Map Process Is Here Again

    By: John B. Gontrum

    Baltimore County’s quadrennial comprehensive zoning map process (CZMP) begins this September 1 and like the last few zoning cycles the process will take a year to complete. What You Need to Know:

  • Tax Tangles: Real Estate Agents (But Not Mortgage Brokers) May Qualify As Real Estate Professionals

    By: Michael J. Grace

    This installment of Tax Tangles highlights a legal memorandum in which the IRS recently concluded that a real estate agent may qualify as a “Real Estate Professional” enabling income and losses from rental real estate  to escape being “passive” for federal income tax purposes. 

  • Uncertainty Looms Over Software Patents

    Following last year’s Supreme Court decision in Alice v. CLS Bank, the United States Patent and Trademark Office continues its struggle for clarity and consistency in establishing patent eligibility for software related patents. Meanwhile, the future of technological innovation hangs in limbo, as...

  • Why Maintain Your Company Charter? Moe's Southwest Grill Will Tell You!

    By: David L. Cahn

    Co-Author: Jenny Morris, University of Maryland Law School, Class of 2017

  • Jury awards $1.8 million damages to farmer over land lease dispute with Sinclair CEO

    By: Thomas C. Beach III

    By Lorraine MirabellaBaltimore Sun  A Baltimore County jury has awarded more than $1.8 million in damages to a White Hall farmer embroiled in a long-simmering land lease dispute with the CEO of Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group [...] Thomas C. Beach III, an attorney for Pieper, said...