Yearly Archives: 2019

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You May Be In Violation of Consumer Protection Laws if Your Contract Disclosures Are Not Kept Updated

Most developers and builders of homes in residential subdivisions and condominiums know they must provide purchasers with certain disclosures at the time of contract and they prepare such disclosures for their initial sales. But many forget to update or amend their disclosures as the development progresses and information in the initially prepared disclosures changes over…MORE

Author: Judyann M. Lee

Employer Reporting of Sexual Harassment in Maryland

The new Maryland employer survey for reporting sexual harassment settlements is now open on the website of the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR). Context Maryland was one of the 32 state legislatures to consider #MeToo legislation in the 2017-2018 legislative cycle. Across the country, approaches to addressing workplace harassment include restricting confidentiality agreements, restricting…MORE

Author: Natasha M. Nazareth

How do I appeal a Planning Board decision?

Final decisions made by the Montgomery County Planning Board of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission can be appealed within a specific statutory timeframe to the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. The Maryland Rules set specific timelines for an appellant in ordering transcripts, issuing notices, and preparing written memoranda to argue your case.  The…MORE

Author: Peter E. Ciferri

What the heck is Intellectual Property anyway?

You have probably heard that you need to protect your intellectual property but what does that mean?   Here is a short guide of the different types of intellectual property and how to protect them. Copyright.  A copyright protects your rights when you create something in a way that can be copied and shared –…MORE

Author: Ginny Cascio Bonifacino