A special immigrant juvenile (SIJ) is a child who is abused, neglected, or abandoned and who, with their family, illegally entered the United States. The law still requires that the immigrant child obtain an order from a state court making findings that the juvenile satisfies certain criteria. Once a state court makes an SIJ order, a child may file with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services […]
Judge Bredar of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland recently buttressed the well-established doctrine that a subcontractor cannot sue an owner for the debts of the general contractor by using an unjust enrichment or quantum meruit theory of recovery. The judge also held, in the case of Elite Construction Team, Inc. v. Wal-Mart, that attempts to establish a constructive trust are […]
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has recently ruled that benefits in the deferred retirement option program are the same as pension benefits under divorce agreement, entitling the ex-wife to one-half of the marital share of ex-husband’s pension.
In the tragic case of Davis v. Board of Education, a 13-year-old child was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing street to board school bus. A jury found that the bus driver negligently caused the child’s wrongful death by failing to stop on the side of the road where the child lived, as required by regulation. The trial judge overturned the jury’s decision […]