The U.S. International Trade Commission held a nearly 10 hour initial public hearing this past Tuesday on a petition seeking tariffs and price minimums on low cost imported solar panels. The petition seeks duties of 40 cents per watt on imported solar cells and also a floor price of 78 cents per watt on solar [...]
In an effort to mitigate risk you should not contract directly with an environmental consultant, but rather your attorney should contract with that consultant. While laws vary from state to state, in the vast majority of factual situations a business or property owner is ill served by contracting directly with a third party for most [...]
The question this law firm is asked most often about single family home sales is whether or not a house can be sold “as is.” The answer since a dramatic change in Maryland law effective October 1, 2005, is “no” a single family home cannot legally be sold “as is.” Caveat emptor no longer exists [...]
This blog post is a review of retail liquor license violations across Maryland during 2016. The twenty three counties in Maryland, Baltimore City, and the City of Annapolis issue retail alcoholic beverages licenses and local boards of liquor license commissioners police activities under those licenses.
Four paint companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively promoted products as containing zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or as emission free, including during and immediately after application. Some promotions also made explicit safety claims. Specifically, the first FTC complaint alleges, In connection with the advertising, promotion, offering for sale, [...]
The City of South Miami, Florida City Commission is scheduled to take a final vote on July 18 on an ordinance that will require rooftop photovoltaic panels on new construction and major renovations. The ordinance is likely to pass given that at its July 12 meeting the second reader version of this ordinance passed with [...]
It is not surprising that in Maryland the determination as to whether the liquor license is owned by the individual applicants, or by a corporation that operates the business, depends on the circumstances of the particular case.
Concern about exposure to indoor mold has been increasing as the public becomes sensitive to issues of building occupant health and wellbeing. Mold problems in buildings have in large measure been exacerbated by changes in building codes and construction practices that began in the 1970s. In the quest to be more energy efficient, buildings are [...]
The Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Baltimore County has issued new Rules and Regulations. Liquor board Rules are of great import and govern the issuance of an alcoholic beverage license as well as the day to day operations of a business selling alcoholic beverages. While hyper technical in nature, Board Rules have the force of law and a violation of a Rule can result in civil penalties and ultimately suspension or revocation of an alcoholic beverage license.
Superfund is broken. “[W]e all know it doesn't work -- the Superfund has been a disaster," said President Clinton. President Bush described the need for a program overhaul. President Obama acknowledged the 37 year old federal program’s flaws while seeking more funding. And now under President Trump there is action to clean up the Superfund [...]