General, Individuals

Special Session For Congress Closes Without Bill On Animal Legislation

Legislators in Maryland’s most recent special legislative session, which closed on Tuesday, August 14th, did not pass legislation that would alter the Maryland Court of Appeals’ decision designating pit bulls as inherently dangerous. The high court’s ruling means that owners of pit bulls will be held liable
August 15, 2012 Comments are off

Can a business certified in Baltimore City as a minority business enterprise (MBE) and a women’s business enterprise (WBE) be counted as both for purposes of participation goals on a Baltimore City contract?

No.  While businesses in Baltimore City may be certified as an MBE and as a WBE, such business may be counted towards either the MBE participation goal or the WBE participation goal established for a specific contract with Baltimore City.  Participation goals cannot be
August 8, 2012 Comments are off
Businesses and Entrepreneurs, General, Insurers

Property Owners Remain Vulnerable To Lead Paint Lawsuits

The Maryland General Assembly ended its legislative session in April 2012 without passing proposed legislation that would have provided up to $200,000 of insurance for owners of residential rental properties facing lead paint lawsuits. Under this proposed legislation, to qualify for the insurance, property owners would have
August 1, 2012 Comments are off