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Victory in Court of Special Appeals

This week, the Court of Special Appeals in Annapolis handed Joseph Greenwald & Laake’s Timothy Maloney and Alyse Prawde a victory for their client Albert’s Food Stores in a contentious contract dispute with Subway Development Corporation.

The dispute arose after Subway tried to terminate its long-standing contracts with Albert’s. Refusing to fold, Albert’s filed its own lawsuit seeking the Court’s intervention and injunctive relief. JGL argued in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County that the contract could not be terminated as Subway wanted. The trial court agreed with JGL. After the trial court opinion, Subway appealed to Maryland’s intermediate appellate court.

The Court of Special Appeals issued its opinion on April 22nd, concluding that there was no material breach by Albert’s and no basis for Subway to terminate its contracts. “Albert’s stood its ground. The Court was careful, deliberate and got this one right in favor of the little guy,” Maloney commented.

JGL is known for its civil litigation and appellate attorneys. Tim Maloney is a preeminent trial lawyer who has obtained millions of dollars in recoveries for his clients in a wide variety of matters, including civil rights, employment discrimination, whistleblower actions and high-stakes business litigation. He is a committed advocate for the public good who has held leadership roles with many civic and charitable organizations.

Alyse Prawde is a former judicial law clerk and an associate in Joseph, Greenwald & Laake’s Civil Litigation group who has significant appellate experience.

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