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Md. appellate court again clarifies jurisdiction in custody-with-cohabitation cases
By: Heather Cobun March 29, 2017 A circuit court has jurisdiction to resolve a child custody dispute when the parents are still living together and regardless of their marital status, the Court of Special Appeals has held. The ruling in Holbrook v. Newell, extends the logic of a 2006 Court of Appeals case, Ricketts… Read More »
Mediation: What are you looking for?
by Cecilia B. Paizs Almost since mediation became a process, there has been debate over how a mediator should conduct the mediation process. Most of the literature indicates that mediators tend to follow either a bargaining style of mediation or a therapeutic style of mediation. It is helpful to understand the differences between the… Read More »
Does Defensive Medicine Impact the Cost of Healthcare?
By: Paul Giancola Healthcare in the United States costs at least two to three times as much as healthcare in other developed countries. One of the reasons usually given is defensive medicine – doctors who order unnecessary tests and procedures due to fear of being sued. Some also argue that such treatments unnecessarily drive… Read More »
Is Your Arbitration Agreement Enforceable?
Posted on: April 6, 2017 By: Andrew Sniegowski Health care providers may favor arbitration due to the perception that it is a faster, less expensive alternative to litigation. State and federal policy favors arbitration for the same reasons. Because of the strong public policy favoring arbitration, doubts as to whether a case is subject… Read More »
Investigation Shuts Down Firearm Burglary Ring
Six Indicted for Alleged Conspiracy to Commit Thefts of Firearms, Rifles and Shotguns for Use in Drug Trafficking and Violent Crimes BALTIMORE, MD (April 17, 2017) Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today announced the indictment of six individuals for allegedly conspiring to commit burglaries in order to steal firearms, rifles and shotguns. The… Read More »
Investigation Shuts Down Firearm Burglary Ring Six Indicted for Alleged Conspiracy to Commit Thefts of Firearms, Rifles and Shotguns for Use in Drug Trafficking and Violent Crimes
BALTIMORE, MD (April 17, 2017) Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today announced the indictment of six individuals for allegedly conspiring to commit burglaries in order to steal firearms, rifles and shotguns. The indictments and arrests come at the end of a yearlong investigation that was the product of >collaboration between the Bureau of… Read More »
United Passenger Had Broken His nose, lost teeth, will ‘probably’ sue, his lawyer says
April 13–The United Airlines passenger dragged from a plane Sunday April 9, will require reconstructive surgery and the incident will “probably” result in a lawsuit, his attorney said Thursday. David Dao suffered a significant concussion, a broken nose, a sinus injury and lost two front teeth, his attorney, Thomas Demetrio, said at a news… Read More »
Statewide Accounting of Untested Sexual Assault Evidence Kits
To better protect victims of sexual assault, the Office of Attorney General recommends presumptive testing of all sexual assault kits, victim notification of test results, and retention of kits until the statute of limitations has run. In response to a nationwide effort to address a backlog of untested kits, the Maryland General Assembly last… Read More »
Structured Settlement Transferee Registration
From Consumer Protection Division 200 Saint Paul Place, 16th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 (410) 576-6590 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Effective October 1, 2016, anyone filing a petition for a transfer of structured settlement payment rights must first be registered with the Office of the Attorney General as a structured settlement transferee. See 2016 Laws of… Read More »
Concern over Effect of Unpredictable Schedules on Workers; Seek Information about Companies’ Use of Scheduling Practice
Baltimore, MD (April 13, 2016) –– Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announced that his office has joined attorneys general from seven other states and the District of Columbia seeking information from national retailers about their use of â€˜on-call’ shifts, a practice in which workers must call their employer an hour or two before their… Read More »