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Posted on Fri, 2015-08-14 12:05 by Burt M. Kahn in

Two days before his 15th birthday, Samuel Metler visited a radiologist, who diagnosed him with walking pneumonia. After receiving treatment, Samuel still experienced symptoms, which grew so severe that he was rushed to the emergency room. After examination, the doctors determined that Samuel was actually suffering from heart failure.

Posted on Wed, 2015-07-22 12:18 by Debora Fajer-Smith in

Uber Factor - Independent Contractor vs Employee

We all realize the internet has caused paradigm shifts in the market place – possibly in ways never imagined.

Posted on Wed, 2015-07-08 09:00 by Brian J. Markovitz in

Medicare Fraud and False Claims Act meets Snoop Dogg and Angel Heart

Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “[i]n the world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.”  Franklin’s point being that much like Snoop Dogg in the 90’s, before his unnecessary detours under other monikers, the Government gets its money. It’s got its “mind on [its] money and [its] money on [its] mind.” Snoop Doggy Dogg, Gin and Juice (Death Row Records 1993).  So, while you may say “until death do us part” in your wedding vows, not even the Grim Reaper can get you out of paying the Government if you owe it. 

Posted on Mon, 2015-06-29 13:08 by Matthew J. Focht in

A question clients often ask is whether they should talk to the opposing driver’s insurance company after they have been injured in a car accident.

Posted on Mon, 2015-06-15 08:22 by Jeffrey N. Greenblatt, Allison McFadden in

Maryland Legislature Addresses Divorce in Maryland

The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law. 

Posted on Fri, 2015-06-05 15:54 by in

home-improvement-contract-law

Are you thinking about taking the plunge and renovating your home? Have you been looking around the house thinking, “Wow this floor sure is showing its age,” or “This kitchen used to be fabulous… in 1987,” or “Now that we have the money, why don’t we add that sunroom we always dreamed of”? Maybe you are a young contractor, ready to spread your wings and open your own company. If so, to successfully navigate your exciting new undertaking it is important to understand the nuances of the Maryland home improvement laws.

Posted on Thu, 2015-05-28 14:52 by in

5 Ways to Prepare for Divorce

Oftentimes, the last thing on the mind of someone about to embark on a divorce is how to best posture his/herself in the event of contentious litigation. However, considering this position may be essential to the ultimate outcome of the divorce. Indeed, by commencing divorce litigation, the parties are essentially asking the Court to enter their homes, and decide, among other things, who is the better parent, who has the greater need for economic support, and who owned what property and when.

Posted on Tue, 2015-05-26 12:41 by Matthew J. Focht in

One question I hear often is “Should I move my car after an accident?” In particular, personal injury clients want to know if their case will be hurt if they move their vehicle before the police arrive at the scene. The thought process behind the question fits with what we see on television and in movies – if the vehicles are moved, how can the authorities do a thorough investigation of how the accident happened? And if a thorough investigation of the accident isn’t performed, how can fault be determined? 

Posted on Fri, 2015-05-15 15:58 by Jerry D Miller in

If you own a business, there’s a good chance you’ve been faced with the independent contractor vs. employee dilemma. The decision isn’t always an easy one to make and since an incorrect designation can have significant negative consequences, it’s best not to decide in haste or purely on the basis of economics. Here are some things to consider the next time the issue comes across your desk:  

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