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You can offset inflation with reinvention

For those of you with a swimming pool, you’ll remember the shortage of chlorine tablets this past spring as the result of a Louisiana factory fire. Prices for the tabs soared — if you could find them at all. But ...

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How the ‘exhaustion doctrine’ applies to licensing agreements

A license is a grant of rights from a licensor (often the patentee) to a licensee to make, use or sell a patented product or method.  Often in granting the licensee the right to “sell,” the patentee may seek to ...

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The future of campus police

Since the May 2020 murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, much of the attention on police reform has been directed at municipal police departments. But there has also been a noticeable uptick in protests ...

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Randi Lewis and Simon de Meo: The war for top legal talent

There has been an unprecedented increase in lawyer hiring at all levels in law firms and in businesses nationally during the first half of 2021 as we accept the COVID-19 “new normal.” Lawyers across the country, from BigLaw to moderately ...

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What is Section 230, and why is everyone so worked up about it?

Almost any article you read about Section 230 reminds you that it contains the most important 26 words in tech and that it is the law that made the modern internet. This is all true, but Section 230 is also ...

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Updated IRS guidance regarding paid leave for vaccination-related reasons

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) provided that employers could again voluntarily extend Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to employees ...

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A healthy rental housing market

Over the past several months, there has been much public discussion regarding COVID-19’s impact on Maryland’s housing industry. We write to explore the current landscape and review the data. The federal government has provided Maryland with more than $700 million ...

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