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The Daily Record welcomes letters to the editor and opinion columns on public policy issues that affect Maryland businesses and the legal community. Letters to the editor should be 300 words or less. Columns can be up to 800 words. All are subject to editing for length or clarity. Submissions must include the writer’s name, address and a daytime phone number for confirmation. They can be sent to Editor Thomas Baden Jr. at

Post-pandemic marketing: A new abnormal?

Many of us have a new and unanticipated vocabulary. Zoom. Skype. Google Hangout. Video calls with doctors and colleagues illustrate the adoption of such technology. We are witness to and participants in rapid consumer behavioral change. We also have been ...

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How may ‘non-essential’ Md. businesses operate?

Beginning on March 12, 2020, when Gov. Larry Hogan ordered that public schools close and the term social distancing gained widespread popularity due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, employers have found themselves navigating a new world that is changing by ...

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Court: ‘We draw the line at gibberish’

Most of my clients are happy to pay my fee for handling an appeal.  After all, I work for a next-gen law firm that offers individual and corporate clients affordable flat rates for appellate representation of Big Law caliber. But ...

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Using the Travel Act to prosecute health care fraud

The Department of Justice recently invoked the federal Travel Act to bring bribery charges against owners and managers of the now-defunct, physician-owned Texas Forest Park Medical Center (FPMC). Almost all federal health care fraud prosecutions involve Medicare, Medicaid or other ...

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Brown and Swadow: Will insurers cover business interruption claims?

With all but essential businesses shuttered in Maryland, and with revenue streams drying up, executives throughout the state are now reading up on their commercial policies to see if they might be covered for the calamity that is COVID-19. A ...

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Often, the third argument’s the charm

To paraphrase former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Robert H. Jackson, all great lawyers present three arguments for each case: the one they prepare, the one they present, and the one they deliver silently in the car on the ...

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