Dec 8, 2013

Dispute over horses goes down to the wire

The plaintiffs in a million-dollar lawsuit involving show jumping horses attempted to serve the defendants for the first time April 24, a few days after filing their federal lawsuit.

Oct 1, 2012

Supreme Court rejects Md. man’s international child custody dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a Maryland father’s bid to regain custody of his 9-year-old daughter, who has lived her whole life in Japan, following the death of the girl’s mother.

Aug 23, 2012

Players 2, Redskins 0 in workers’ comp disputes

In a second loss for the Washington Redskins in as many days, the Maryland Court of Appeals found former wide receiver Darnerian McCants was employed primarily in Maryland because that is where the team’s home games are played.

May 22, 2012

Judge weighs dismissal of Frederick growth dispute

FREDERICK — A Frederick County judge is considering dismissing a lawsuit filed by several environmental groups challenging the county’s plan to increase development potential by about 50 percent. The Frederick News-Post reports that Circuit Judge Julie Solt will issue a written opinion based on arguments she heard Tuesday. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Audubon […]

Apr 29, 2012

Settlement ends fight over floating walkway

The Baltimore Board of Estimates last week approved a settlement with the developer of The Moorings at Canton and the homeowners’ association there, ending a multiyear dispute over a pedestrian promenade along the waterfront. The settlement will have the city contribute $400,000 toward the $1.1 million cost of building a new pedestrian waterfront walkway at […]

Apr 23, 2012

Justices hear Arizona immigration dispute

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will referee another major clash between the Obama administration and the states, this one over Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigrants. The case could add fuel to the partisan split over tough state immigration laws backed by Republicans but challenged by the administration. Like last month’s arguments over President Barack Obama’s […]

Apr 9, 2012

Playing nice with opposing counsel

Last week, opposing counsel and I went back and forth regarding a discovery dispute about a document that I believed was subject to discovery and should have been produced. I drafted a “good faith” letter, drafted a subpoena to a third party and spent several hours researching the issue. But counsel and I also scheduled […]

Nov 7, 2011

Café Hon owner to give up trademark

Poke it with a fork, because it looks like the controversy over “HON” is done. Denise Whiting, the embattled owner of Café Hon in Hampden, said Monday she will give up the registered trademark she has on the word “HON.” Whiting added she did not fully appreciate the “passion” Baltimoreans have for the term of […]

Nov 6, 2011

Court of Appeals revives dispute over Boland family businesses

In a blow to corporate directors, Maryland’s highest court has limited the deference that judges should give a Special Litigation Committee’s conclusion that a corporation should not sue its leadership. The Court of Appeals’ 6-1 decision requires the company to establish that the committee was truly independent, acted in good faith and followed reasonable procedures. […]

Aug 25, 2011

Wisp owners might sell Western Maryland resort

MCHENRY — The owners of Maryland’s only ski resort say they’re considering selling the landmark property to resolve financial problems linked to a slide in home construction around nearby Deep Creek Lake. Karen Myers says selling the Wisp Resort is the last option she and her partners in DC Development LLC would pursue to repay […]

Aug 14, 2011

N.Y. judge rejects French shoe maker’s ‘red’ claims

NEW YORK  — In a court case that has all sides seeing red, a judge said Wednesday that a French maker of luxury shoes worn by stars such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Scarlett Johansson and Halle Berry will likely fail in its effort to stop other shoemakers from producing high-heeled women’s shoes with red soles. […]

Jul 13, 2011

Federal debt dispute could postpone state’s bond sale

ANNAPOLIS — If the dispute between the White House and Congress over lifting the U.S. debt ceiling is not resolved soon, the state may put off its scheduled bond sale for upwards of $500 million set for July 27, the state treasurer’s office told a legislative committee Tuesday. State Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Patti Konrad, […]

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