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Port Covington
Feb 19, 2014

Port Covington deed details

Deeds for two properties at Port Covington reveal details about who is involved with the new owner Port Covington Drive LLC.

Jan 22, 2012

Kevin Shepherd: Where’s my easement?

Assume the owner of Parcel A grants a 25-foot wide easement to the owner of Parcel B, an adjacent parcel, so that the Parcel B owner can use Parcel A to gain access to Parcel B from an existing entrance on Parcel A abutting a public road. Assume further that: * the deed containing the […]

Mar 10, 2011

Maryland and Virginia dueling for development

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland and Virginia have upped the ante in their high-stakes competition for economic development with plans for more than $200 million in new spending as other states struggle under staggering fiscal challenges. But Virginia has a big head start. Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, a Republican, won legislative support last spring for about $50 […]

Mar 6, 2011

Opinions – Maryland Court of Appeals: 3/7/11

Administrative Law Judicial review BOTTOM LINE: Meaningful judicial review was possible where the Board of Appeals summarized substantial evidence in support of its conclusory findings that the variance applicants had failed to establish that their proposed development would not adversely affect water quality and that their variances were the minimum necessary to afford the applicants […]

Jan 31, 2011

Deed in lieu of foreclosure signed at closing is void

Maryland’s top court has ruled that lenders cannot execute a deed in lieu of foreclosure as a condition of approving the loan before the borrower has defaulted on the mortgage. In an opinion on Friday, the Court of Appeals vacated an earlier decision from the Montgomery County Circuit Court in favor of the lender and […]

Jan 23, 2011

Court rejects rapper’s attempt to regain duplex

A decision Friday by Maryland’s top court means rapper Sandra “Pepa” Denton will not get back a Baltimore duplex that was sold by a friend of her ex-husband who falsely claimed he was an officer of her real estate investment company. The conveyance was not void ab initio, the Court of Appeals found, because while […]

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