One of the benefits of forming a separate legal entity such as a corporation or limited liability company (LLC) is that owners generally cannot be held personally liable for breach of company contracts. The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has recently ruled in Serio v. Baystate Properties, LLC that the protection from liability is fairly comprehensive. In Serio an LLC owned by the Defendant promised […]
The Court of Appeals has upheld the Court of Special Appeals and ruled that unlicensed home improvement subcontractors can sue for payment under certain limited circumstances. Hopefully, the door is now opened for rescinding the more inequitable aspects of the “no license no payment” doctrine.
In Davis v. Petito the trial court awarded attorney’s fees to a father who it found had been falsely and baselessly accused of sexual abuse by the child’s mother. The Court of Appeals reversed the case indicating that the trial court had to consider attorney’s fees incurred (but neither owed or paid by mother) to the Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI) which represented the mother […]
Maryland has enacted a law legalizing gay marriage; however, the law does not take effect until next year and a referendum is expected. If the referendum occurs polling shows a 50/50 split among voters on this issue. Stay tuned.