Who is Liable for Flooding of Adjacent and Nearby Properties?


The rains over the past few months of summer piqued the curiosity of some Maryland property owners who now would like to know if: (1) neighbors are liable for flood damage to adjacent or nearby properties, and (2) they are able to redirect water from their properties when doing so adversely impacts other properties.
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GDPR Food for Thought: Privacy Shield


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018.
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Opportunity Zones: An Opportunity For Unaccredited Investors


The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 established a new federal tax incentive for “Opportunity Zones” intended to spur investment in low-income communities.
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Mootness Fees in Maryland Stockholder Litigation


The Delaware Court of Chancery fundamentally altered the M&A litigation landscape when it expressed its skepticism of disclosure-only settlements in the case of In re Trulia, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, 129 A.3d 884 (Del. Ch. 2016).
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GDPR Food for Thought: Data Controllers and Data Processors


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018.
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California’s Consumer Privacy Act – The Beginning of a National Data Privacy Law?


California enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act on June 28, 2018.
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A Breath of Fresh Air: Maryland Court Blows Away Denial of Wind Farm Variance


A breath of fresh air and a second wind was breathed into dreams and potential plans for a large wind farm in Allegany County, Maryland.
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GDPR Food for Thought: Data Mapping


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018.
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Recent BUILD Act “Builds” on Existing Brownfields Program through Additional Liability Protection and Redevelopment Incentives


Despite last minute veto threats from the White House, the bipartisan Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 was signed into law earlier this year. Buried deep in this massive omnibus spending bill is a major win for brownfields revitalization and redevelopment.
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More Guidance for Employers on Crafting Lawful Employee Handbook Rules


During the Obama Administration, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) adopted an aggressive approach to evaluating the legality of – and often striking down – employee handbook policies and rules, to the consternation of employers across the country.
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