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3 Tips to Maximize Your Personal Injury Insurance Settlement

3 Tips to Maximize Your Personal Injury Insurance Settlement

3 Tips to Maximize Your Personal Injury Insurance Settlement Whether you were injured in a car accident, from a fall, or from another type of accident, here are three simple things you can do to maximize your personal injury insurance settlement: Get Medical Treatment. It seems obvious, but many people just don’t get the medical […]

Estates and Trusts

Estates and Trusts

During the early 1500’s in England landowners found it advantageous to convey the legal title of their land to third parties while retaining the benefits of ownership. Because they were not the real “owners” of the land, and wealth was primarily measured by the amount of land owned, they were immune from creditors and may […]

Your Rights in the Workplace

Your Rights in the Workplace

The rights of employees working in Maryland are protected by federal, state and local laws, as well as by common law through the actions for breach of contract, and intentional and negligent unlawful acts. Most of the federal, state, and local statutes are enforced primarily by specific agencies. Common law claims must be entered through […]

O’Malley promises gun control legislation in Md.

Gobernador de Maryland, Martin O’Malley, dijo el lunes que propondrá la prohibición de armas de asalto de tipo militar y más estrictos requisitos de licencia como parte de un amplio paquete de leyes encaminadas a prevenir la violencia escolar. O’Malley detalló su plan en una cumbre en la reducción de la violencia armada, en Nueva […]

Traffic Violations in Maryland: What Options are Open to You

Traffic Violations in Maryland: What Options are Open to You

You’re driving down the highway, oblivious to the speed limit, until you look in your rearview mirror. Those flashing red lights are meant for you – the driver who has allegedly violated the traffic laws. As you wait for the police officer to issue the traffic ticket, you may wonder what options are open to […]

Are same-sex partners eligible for Family Abuse?

Are same-sex partners eligible for Family Abuse?

Yes, with some restrictions. Family Abuse protective orders (see VA Code 16.1-279.1*) are available only against a “family or household member” as that term is defined in VA Code 16.1-228, which includes couples who have “cohabited” together within the past 12 months. The statute does not specifically define the word “cohabit,” but courts have generally […]

Contingencies to Include in Your House Purchase Contract

Contingencies to Include in Your House Purchase Contract

The standard home purchase contract lists several conditions that must be met before the closing will take place, covering issues like financing, inspections, insurance, and more. These conditions are called “contingencies.” They’re important both to give you an out if, for example, your financing falls through or other uncontrollable events or discoveries create barriers to […]

10 Legal Needs Parents Don’t Expect

10 Legal Needs Parents Don’t Expect

Many parents might wonder why they would ever need legal assistance themselves, much less for their children. But the truth is, even if you raised the perfect child who never got into a bit of trouble, there’s a good chance you might someday have a legal need related to your child. A legal document called […]

Firms Promote Slew of Lawyers to Partner in D.C.

Firms Promote Slew of Lawyers to Partner in D.C.

With the new year comes new partners at the Washington offices of several law firms: Reed Smith, Patton Boggs, Baker & Hostetler and the intellectual property firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox. Reed Smith announced that Gregory Jacobs and Michael Lowell are now partners in the firm’s global regulatory enforcement group. Jacobs serves as outside […]

Video Game Rental Company Says U.S. Postal Service Playing Favorites

Video Game Rental Company Says U.S. Postal Service Playing Favorites

A federal appeals court in Washington today revived a company’s challenge of the alleged preferential treatment that the U.S. Postal Service gives to Netflix for rates and service terms. The challenger, GameFly, which rents and sells video games to customers, asked the Postal Service for the same treatment that it provides Netflix, the movie rental […]