Posts by: Donna M. McMillan

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Possible Insurance Claims In The Face Of COVID-19

All of us who are trying to figure out how best to help our companies survive and perhaps even thrive in the coronavirus crisis should be sure to review and evaluate the insurance policies we carry to protect our companies from unexpected loss.  While none of us fully understand the extent of what the current…READ MORE

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Big Issues, Short Takes – May 2013

Independent Contractors – Construction Many federal and state agencies are auditing employers to make sure they are properly classifying their workers as employees or independent contractors. A recent District of Columbia law, the Workplace Fraud Act, presumes that workers in the District of Columbia construction services industry are employees unless the employer can otherwise demonstrate that the…READ MORE

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Revival of Corporation’s Charter after Filing Suit Not Sufficient to Save It

Earlier this Spring, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled that a Maryland corporation whose charter has been revoked by the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (“SDAT”) is deemed a defunct entity and cannot file or maintain an action in the Maryland courts. In the case of Tri-County Unlimited, Inc. v. Kids First…READ MORE

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Limited Maryland Inheritance Tax Exemption Adopted for Domestic Partners

Because domestic partners in Maryland presently have no legally recognized relationship to one another, when one domestic partner dies, the devise of his or her estate to the other is subject to the Maryland inheritance tax at the rate of ten percent (10%). This is one of the greatest costs for which unmarried couples must…READ MORE

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Regulations Adopted for Transition from Developer to Owner-Control of Homeowners’ Associations

The Maryland legislature has adopted a new statute intended to regulate the transition of control from developer to owners in homeowners’ associations. This statute adds new Section 106.1 to the Homeowners Association Act, found in Section 11B of the Real Property Article of the Maryland Code (hereinafter the “Statute”). It will seem very familiar to…READ MORE

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