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Application of the Business Judgment Rule to Stockholder Derivative Claims
Maryland’s highest court determined that the modified business judgment rule established in Boland v. Boland does not apply to a disinterested and independent board of directors’ decision to deny a shareholder litigation demand
Veteran-Owned Small Business Certification- What an Applicant Needs to Know
Veteran-Owned Small Businesses are subject to a procurement program that allows federal contracting and procurement agencies to set aside certain procurement contracts exclusively for them
State Procurement Contracts for Construction- Restrictions to Change Orders
Before the State of Maryland can require a prime contractor to begin performance of any change order work, the procurement officer must issue a written change order with minimum standards
Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors-Executive Order
President Obama signed an executive order requiring that federal contractors provide paid sick leave to their employees working on certain type of contracts, effective January 1, 2017
BTLG client wins contempt action
By order dated September 30, 2016, the Circuit Court for Carroll County found Francesco "Frank" Illiano and his company Illiano Property Management Inc. in contempt for willful failure to obey writs issued by the Court
Montgomery County Sick and Safe Leave
Effective October 1, 2016, all employers with employees working in Montgomery County, Maryland must provide sick leave to each employee.
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.