Toxic Tort Insurance Defense: The Science, or Lack thereof Toxic Mold

Personal injury claims resulting from mold infestation  brought by homeowners, contractors, employees, landlords, tenants and governments continue to rise. There are several chemical substances that are commonly associated with toxic tort and environmental liability, but none have gathered as much nationwide attention as the ubiquitous and innocuous “mold”, particularly in New York and Maryland.

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Insurance Defense and Construction Law: Who is to Blame for Water Damage?

Water damage to properties can cause a soggy array of legal issues. Water intrusion is a common problem that develops into lawsuits because of the costs and damages that can occur.  Water damage is one of the easiest ways to compromise the integrity of a structure, frequently causing decay and rot to supporting materials. It…

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Maryland Tax Law: “Give Your Regards to George M. Cohan”

Most people do not typically associate IRS audits with famed Broadway playwright George M. Cohan.  However, on top of being the famed composer of ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ and ‘Give My Regards to Broadway’, Cohan is also famously credited as the reason an important piece of tax law was written.

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Digital Estate Planning Part 2: Taking Inventory

The first part of any estate plan is to take inventory.  Things like filing cabinets, photo albums, boxes of memorable nick-nacks, and safes make most of our tangible estate easy to find.  Even when filing cabinets and safes are locked there is usually a key somewhere.

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Digital Estate Planning Part 1: Taking the First Bytes

Technology has irreversibly changed the way people operate on a daily basis. Smartphones, computer programs, and websites have altered the way people conduct their lives, creating a dependency on things and legal issues never before considered.  Many people now do not know their own bank account numbers. Instead, they rely on a username and password…

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Maryland DUI Laws 101

While most people understand that drinking and driving can result in serious legal consequences, many people do not fully understand the scope of those consequences. The best drinking and driving advice any attorney could ever give someone is simply not to drive drunk in the first place. However, there are several things people should know…

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Family Business Succession Planning

Small businesses comprise a significant portion of our economy. Unfortunately, most small businesses do not survive into the next generation of owners. The hard work and legacy of the current and prior generations can be wasted without proper planning. Small business owners often feel they have sufficient time to begin making the transition and will…

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Bodie Names New Partner

Bodie recently named a new partner to the firm: S. Todd Willson. Bodie Law Attorney S. Todd Willson, has been named as a partner of the Firm. Mr. Willson is a wonderful addition to the already successful leadership of partners Thomas J. Dolina, Chester H. Hobbs, IV, Winn C. Friddell and Louis E. Grenzer, Jr.

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