Blog Archive: January 2014

Posted on Fri, 2014-01-31 20:43 by Jarrod S. Sharp in Civil Litigation, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law


On November 19, 2013, the North Carolina Court of Appeals rejected the University of Maryland’s (“UM”) attempt to dismiss a lawsuit over the university’s planned migration from the Atlantic Coast Conference (“ACC”) to the Big Ten Conference later this year.[1]  In 2012, the ACC brought suit against UM in North Carolina state court seeking a declaratory judgment that a withdrawal payment provision in the ACC Constitution was a valid liquidated damages clause enforceable against the university.


Posted on Fri, 2014-01-31 20:12 by Reed Spellman in Estate Planning, Maryland Law, Taxes, Trusts Estates


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Two bills in the Maryland legislature could affect which estates would be subject to Maryland estate tax in the future and should be carefully watched by estate and tax attorneys and those Marylanders looking to protect their estate assets.


Posted on Fri, 2014-01-24 17:10 by Tamara A. O'Connell in Civil Litigation, Evidence, Maryland Law


Social media, like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, allow people to connect with friends and family, sharing information, photos, and other life updates. For some, the updates are occasional; for others, social media is a platform to provide others with a minute-by-minute chronicle of their daily lives.


Posted on Fri, 2014-01-24 17:09 by Reza Golesorkhi in Family Law, Maryland Law


A common question in many Maryland divorce cases involving clients of the Islamic faith is, what happens to my Islamic Mahr, Mehrieh, Mehr (a.k.a, dowry) during my Maryland divorce?


Posted on Thu, 2014-01-09 21:46 by JGL Associate Attorney in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Labor Employment


While in law school, I was often asked what area of law I was interested in practicing. Inevitably someone would ask me if I was interested in becoming a family law attorney.  My almost instantaneous response was, “Oh no! Too much drama!”  Instead, I chose to practice employment law – an area that I naively believed would have fewer emotions involved than Family law.