Category: Maryland Law

May 03

What Are My Options Upon Receipt of a Moving Violation?

By Lee J. Eidelberg, Esquire Moving violations in Maryland are of two varieties: “payable” or “non-serious” violations, and those which require the alleged offender to appear in court, or “must appear” violations.1 The latter violations, with limited exceptions, carry both monetary fines and a penalty of incarceration. Citations are now usually issued on a computer… Read More »

Jan 15

Understanding the Baltimore County HOME Act

In November 2019, the Baltimore County Council approved legislation to prohibit landlords from rejecting renters solely based on their source of income. This bill, also known as the Baltimore County HOME Act (The Housing Opportunity Made Equal Act), aims to make housing opportunities equal. What does it mean, and how will it impact you when… Read More »

Dec 24

What should You Not Do During Separation?

Disputes or quarrels tend to happen most of the time, and it’s ruining your relationship. Thus, you will only reach consensus if you think that it’s time to end your relationship and call for a separation. But not all have fulfilling separations. There are couples who end up in more serious disputes. But if you… Read More »

Jul 12

The EPA’s RRP Rule: Maryland Contractor Requirements and Penalties

The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP) requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects follow lead-safe work practices. The rule further demands that lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and pre-schools built before 1978 must have their establishment certified by EPA. The review was conducted in… Read More »

Jun 13

New Requirements for Prospective Homebuyers Following Baltimore City Cyber Attacks

Baltimore City government servers were infected with ransomware on Tuesday, May 7 of this year. The hackers demanded 13 bitcoins, about $100,000 today, in exchange for relinquishing their hold. The attack is one of more than 20 cyber attacks on municipalities in 2019, and community members are still feeling the effects. For example, the city’s… Read More »

Mar 15

Everything You Need To Know About EUIM Coverage in Maryland

As of July 2018, Maryland auto insurers issuing new policies are required to offer “enhanced” underinsured motorist (EUIM) coverage. EUIM coverage takes the place of the uninsured motorist coverage required under § 19.509. Md. Code Ins. § 19-501.1(d). Learn more about EUIM coverage, how it differs from previous coverage, and how it can ultimately help… Read More »

Feb 15

New Rental Property Legislation in Baltimore City

At the end of January, 2019, the Baltimore City Council introduced a bill calling for licensing and inspection of all residential rental properties throughout the city. City officials have declared the new law “the most significant update” to rental housing regulations written in the last 50 years. Bill Henry, the Councilmen responsible for crafting the… Read More »