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Read/Delete: Game, Set and Giant Check

Read/Delete: Game, Set and Giant Check   When Novak Djokovic faced Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open final on Sunday, he didn’t just play for a nice trophy or a record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title but also for a winner’s purse of 2.975 million Australian dollars (roughly $2.1 million). While Djokovic is at a stage…

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CannaBlast – Maryland House Bill 556

On February 3, 2023, Delegates C.T. Wilson and Vanessa E. Atterbeary introduced House Bill 556 (“Bill”) for the purpose of establishing a regulatory and licensing framework for the expanded adult-use market. Highlights of this Bill include: Section 4 – Title 36: Medical and Adult-use Cannabis 36-401 (A-C) – Licensees physically and actively engaged in the…

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Environmental Justice, Climate Change and PFAS Contamination Hot-Button Issues with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

On January 19, 2023, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued a Press Release announcing that it is seeking public comment on its proposal to address environmental justice, climate change, and per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) contamination in its National Enforcement and Compliance Initiatives (“NECIs”) for fiscal years 2024-2027. (https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-proposes-add-environmental-justice-climate-change-and-pfas-national-enforcement). The EPA’s announcement is…

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Gaslighting and Divorce: When your Marriage Mirrors a Hollywood Psychological Movie.

While many people associate “Gaslighting” with Alfred Hitchcock’s 1944 thriller, the term “gaslighting” was the Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s word of the year in 2022. Many people have never heard this word outside of the movies and do not understand that it is used to describe a pattern of manipulation and abuse. Gaslighting is seen in married,…

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Pre-Engagement Legal Prep: What You Need to Know

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and with it almost always comes a flurry of marriage proposals. If you or your partner are considering taking the plunge, it’s important to understand the legal considerations that should be taken into account before any official engagement takes place. In today’s article, I’ll outline what couples need…

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MMCC Provides Guidance to Maryland Legislature on Cannabis Consumption Facilities

If permitted by applicable state regulations, an on-site cannabis consumption facility can be an indoor or outdoor location which is open to the public and licensed to allow individuals who are 21 years or older to consume cannabis on its premises. Under existing Maryland law, qualifying patients may only smoke or consume cannabis in a…

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Less is More: U.S. Patent Fee Reductions Benefit Small Businesses

In the course of our work with clients on their various intellectual property needs, patent protection is often at the forefront of our discussions. Patents continue to be among the most valuable assets in business and key elements of a successful intellectual property protection strategy. Clients are often naturally concerned about the fees associated with…

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Thriving During Your Divorce: Strategies for a Successful Outcome in 2023

If you’re considering divorce in South Carolina, you’re likely feeling a range of emotions – from sadness and anger to relief and hope. No matter what you’re feeling, it’s important to remember that you can thrive during this difficult time. With the right strategies in place, you can emerge from your divorce with a renewed…

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OK at Work: Consequences of Misclassifying Employees

On this week’s OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss the consequences of misclassifying non-exempt employees as exempt, especially when several employees share the same role. The costs for failing to pay overtime due to misclassification can add up fast, especially when misclassified workers can form a class and perpetuate a collective action…

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Excuse Me, Are Those Golden Eggs?

Excuse Me, Are Those Golden Eggs?   While Americans have gotten used to sticker shock over the past year as prices for food, gas, and other everyday items surged, many did a double take when buying a couple of eggs lately. The average price for a dozen Grade A large eggs reached $4.25 last month,…

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