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News from BTLG:

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
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.
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 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
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
Piercing the corporate veil: Fraud and Paramount Equities
Fraud remains the rule for piercing the corporate veil in Maryland
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.
Retirement Can Cause A Member to Involuntarily Withdraw From an LLC
A provision in a limited liability company Operating Agreement stating that a member’s termination of employment shall be an involuntary withdrawal of a member may also include the situation where a member retires from the company.
Maryland Parental Leave Act
The Maryland Parental Leave Act provides eligible employees with the right to take up to six (6) weeks of unpaid paternal leave during any twelve (12) month period