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05/01/2016 - Wage Payment for Interns
Unless they fall in to a legal exception, interns must be treated, and paid, as employees
04/02/2016 - 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”).
04/02/2016 - 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
04/01/2016 - 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.
10/23/2015 - 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.
05/08/2015 - What Time is Compensable Under FLSA
The Portal to Portal Act exempts certain activities from compensable time covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
05/08/2015 - 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
11/21/2014 - 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
11/20/2014 - Piercing the corporate veil: Fraud and Paramount Equities
Fraud remains the rule for piercing the corporate veil in Maryland
11/20/2014 - 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.
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