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Tag Archives: commercial law

Opinions – 6/18/12: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Commercial Law Antitrust BOTTOM LINE: Defendant was entitled to judgment on plaintiff’s antitrust claim because plaintiff failed to prove that defendant’s work rules unreasonably restrained competition. CASE: Krause Marine Towing Corp. v. Association of Maryland Pilots, No. 561, Sept. Term, ...

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Law digest: 6/18/12

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Criminal Procedure, Post-Conviction Procedure Act: Defense counsel’s failure to object to the advisory nature of the trial judge’s jury instructions at defendant’s trial did not amount to deficient representation, and the lack of objection to the ...

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Law digest: 2/6/12

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Commercial Law, Secondary Mortgage Loan Law: The Secondary Mortgage Loan Law does not restrict a mortgage lender to a single loan origination fee, as long as the aggregate fees charged and collected do not exceed the ...

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Opinions – U.S. District Court, Maryland: 10/31/11

Civil Procedure Discovery deficiencies BOTTOM LINE: Plaintiff’s motion to compel discovery was denied because plaintiff failed to follow FRCP 37 or the local discovery rules before filing his motion with the court. CASE: Anderson v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., ...

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Opinions – 9/12/11: Court of Special Appeals

Commercial Law Damages BOTTOM LINE: In a suit over deceptive trade practices, because plaintiff received the relief he requested on his individual claims, his class action suit was moot and, as a matter of law, plaintiff was not entitled to ...

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Opinions: U.S. District Court of Maryland – 6/13/11

Commercial Law Telephone Consumer Protection Act BOTTOM LINE: Allegations that defendants made anonymous prerecorded telephone calls to many Maryland residents were sufficient to state a claim for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. CASE: State v. Universal Elections, Civil ...

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Opinions – Maryland Court of Special Appeals: 5/2/11

Commercial Law Credit Services Business Act BOTTOM LINE: Company in the business of income tax return preparation which arranged a refund anticipation loan for a client from a third party lender was not a “credit services business” subject to the ...

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