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News from BTLG:

Wage Payment for Interns
Unless they fall in to a legal exception, interns must be treated, and paid, as employees
Successor liability: Mere continuation revisited
A corporation which acquires the assets of another corporation is not liable for the debts and liabilities of the predecessor corporation, absent several exceptions
Demand refusal: Board action without a Special Litigation Committee
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals clarifies the appropriate standard of review of board action without the use of a special litigation committee (“SLC”).
Unpaid Interns: Discrimination and Accommodation
The federal courts have historically held that civil rights protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 do not extend to unpaid interns.
Letters of Intent: don’t assume you can’t be bound to terms within a letter of intent
The fact that a letter of intent contemplates future agreements does not alone render the terms unenforceable.
BTLG client wins derivative action
BTLG client 1st Team Fitness LLC wins verdict against partner Francesco "Frank" Illiano for direct and derivative claims of more than $500,000 with findings of fraud and conversion
What Time is Compensable Under FLSA
The Portal to Portal Act exempts certain activities from compensable time covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
BTLG client wins defense verdict in $3M contract litigation
BTLG client AB Construction wins complete defense verdict after six-day trial in which the plaintiff had sought a multi-million dollar award
Trademarks: When a company name is considered merely descriptive
A mark is considered merely descriptive if it describes an ingredient, quality, characteristic, function, feature, purpose or use of the specified goods or services.
Piercing the corporate veil: Fraud and Paramount Equities
Fraud remains the rule for piercing the corporate veil in Maryland