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New Maryland Statute of Limitations period for some Breach of Trust Actions

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Effective October 1, 2018, Maryland enacted a one-year statute of limitations period for breach of trust actions where (1) the beneficiary (or beneficiary’s representative) has been sent a report which adequately discloses a potential breach of trust claim or the… Read More

Counsel Derrick Wang’s opera Scalia/Ginsburg produced by Opera North

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Scalia/Ginsburg, an opera by Derrick Wang (Counsel at Thomas & Libowitz, P.A.), receives a new production by Opera North on October 12–14, 2018. The October 12 and 13 performances at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT are… Read More

2018 Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit – APPLICATION DEADLINE 9/15/18

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

On August 20, 2018, the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Secretary, Dr. James D. Fields, announced that applications for the 2018 Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit Program (hereinafter referred to as the “Relief Program”) are now being accepted. The… Read More

Jury awards $6.6 million to executive as compensation for sale of old Sparrow Point steel mill to developers

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Represented by Thomas & Libowitz, P.A. attorney Andrew O’Connell, a federal jury in Baltimore, MD awarded a multimillion dollar verdict against a St. Louis based developer for wrongfully refusing to pay a former employee a commission he earned on the… Read More

Dispelling A Few (Mostly) False Beliefs About Divorce in Maryland – No.1: Adultery

Friday, July 27th, 2018

By Margaret L. Argent A series of posts about some common divorce law misconceptions that I have encountered over my years of family law practice, in no particular order. (Ok, well that’s not true. Let’s start with sex. That’s a… Read More

Litigation Holds – The Triggers and Consequences For Failing to Preserve Evidence

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

  In 2012, when Plantronics received notice of GN Netcom’s antitrust lawsuit against it, the company informed its employees to preserve information that could be relevant to the lawsuit through a litigation hold — an instruction to hold, or stop,… Read More

Maryland Minimum Wage Goes up on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Make sure your business is prepared.

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Maryland’s minimum wage will increase effective this Sunday, July 1, 2018. For employers in all counties except Prince George’s and Montgomery, the new minimum wage will be $10.10 per hour, up from the $9.25 that has been in effect since… Read More

Counsel Derrick Wang’s music and lyrics featured on album ‘Notorious RBG in Song’

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Derrick Wang, Counsel at Thomas & Libowitz, P.A., is a featured composer and lyricist on Cedille Records’ new album Notorious RBG in Song. The album, released on June 8, 2018, celebrates U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 25 years… Read More

2017 Tax Act and Changes in Rules for Like-Kind Exchanges

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

An exchange of property, like a sale, generally is a taxable event. However, under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code prior to the enactment of the 2017 Tax Act, no gain or loss is recognized if property held for… Read More

Derrick Wang to speak at Columbia Law School on music copyright law

Monday, January 29th, 2018

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, composer and attorney Derrick Wang speaks at Columbia Law School on the topic of “Music Copyright from a Composer’s Perspective” as part of the Kernochan Center IP Speaker Series. For more information: http://www.law.columbia.edu/events/kernochan-center-ip-speaker-series-music-copyright-from-composers-perspective