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Damages recoverable in summary ejectment
On June 29, 2006, Maryland's Court of Special Appeals in Law Offices of Taiwo Agbaje, P.C. v. JLH Properties, II, LLC, issued an opinion holding that a landlord could not recover attorneys fees as additional rent in a summary ejectment action.
USERRA
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects service members from termination of employment, discrimination, retaliation, and loss of benefits based upon their status and service obligations.
Liquidated Damages in Employee Non-compete
Maryland Court refuses to enforce liquidated damages provision of non-compete
Non-Conforming Use-Expansion versus intensification
Maryland's Court of Appeals clarifies the difference between expansion and intensification of non-conforming use of real property
FMLA-Challenges to medical certification
One basis for requesting leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is the employee’s own “serious health condition” that renders them unable to perform the functions of the job.
Arbitration: Not Necessarily A Better Option Than Litigation
Is arbitration a better option than litigation?
Commercial lease termination
A tenant who admittedly failed to give timely notice of an option for lease extension on a commercial lease lost the option.
Spam
Maryland Court Supports Assault on Spam
Home improvement
All persons selling or performing home improvements in the State of Maryland are required to obtain licensure through the Maryland Home Improvement Commission, a department of the Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation.
Fair Value - Determining the value of a limited partnership interest
Maryland's Court of Special Appeals held that 'fair value', for the purposes of determining limited partners' interests on withdrawal equals a proportionate share of the value of the limited partnership as a going concern, without discount.