HLG News & Updates
An Introduction to the Maryland False Claims Act
In April 2015, in response to the urging of Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, the General Assembly passed a bill, which introduced the Maryland False Claims Act. The Maryland False Claims Act, Md. Code Ann. Gen. Prov. § 8-101...
Statute of Limitations Does Not Apply to Maryland Tax Judgment Liens
On February 3, 2015, the Court of Special Appeals found in the case of State of Maryland, Comptroller of Maryland v. Kenneth R. Shipe that tax judgment liens never expire in the state of Maryland. The ruling was decided by Judge...
President Obama Announces Plans to Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors
During the State of the Union address on January 28, 2014, President Obama discussed his plans to raise the minimum wage rate for workers employed through federal contracts. The President stated he will implement the plan...
Supreme Court’s Upholding of Health Care Law Could Boost Construction of Medical Facilities
Many lobbying groups and construction industry firms are displeased with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. However, some companies that design and build in the health-care sector are...
Litigating Mechanics' Liens in Maryland -- A Primer (The Maryland Litigator, June 2012)
My article, Litigating Mechanics' Liens in Maryland - A Primer, was featured in the June, 2012 edition of The Maryland Litigator, the quarterly journal published by the Litigation Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. The article, which...
The Bottom Line: Flow-Down Clauses - [VIDEO]
Jeff Rosenfeld discusses flow-down clauses.
School Boards Not Protected By Sovereign Immunity - [VIDEO]
Eli Robbins discusses the impact of the court ruling in BEKA Industries, Inc v. Worcerster Co Board of Education.
- BEKA Industries, Inc. v. Board of Education of Worcester County -- Links To Harrison Law Group Briefs And Appellate Opinions
Maryland Court of Appeals Rejects School Board's Attempt To Raise Sovereign Immunity Defense
On April 26, 2011, the Maryland Court of Appeals rejected the Board of Education of Worcester County's attempt to avoid paying BEKA Industries, Inc. $1.1m in additional costs incurred during the construction of a school by raising the doctrine...
Wal-Mart Sets Sights on Building Four D.C. Stores
Wal-Mart has disclosed plans to open four stores in Washington, D.C. in 2012. The stores will be the retail giant’s first presence in the District of Columbia, and are expected to range in size from 80,000 to 120,000 square feet.
The Bottom Line: Notice Provisions - [VIDEO]
Jeff Rosenfeld explains contractual notice provisions.
If You Had The Right To Exempt Yourself From Contract Liability, Would You Exercise That Right?
This was essentially the question that was posed to the Board of Education of Worcester County (the ‘Board”) when it was sued by BEKA Industries, Inc. for damages BEKA incurred while building a new school for the Board. The Board answered...