Are utilities considered rent? The law remains unclear.

  A recent article in the Associated Press (courtesy of the Baltimore Sun)discusses how  Maryland judges differ on what should be considered "rent"for purposes of evictions after a early 2016 landlord tenant case shook things up. A recent case Lockett v. Blue Ocean Bristol has perhaps helped sway the pendulum towards further protections for Maryland's …

Retaliatory Actions-Proving your landlord has retaliated against you.

Retaliatory Actions- What is it and how do you prove it? In Maryland, as in many states, a tenant has a number of rights. One such right includes protections against retaliatory actions including eviction, arbitrary increases in rent or decrease in services that they are otherwise entitled to. Landlords are prohibited from engaging in such actions …

Maryland Medical Malpractice and the Arbitration Requirement

Arbitration is an alternative dispute resolution  process by which a decision is reached from a neutral individual who may or may not be a former judge, as an alternative to going to court. An interesting change in medical malpractice is the removal of the requirement for arbitration. Arbitration in medical malpractice complaints used to be …

How Long do I have to File a Medical Malpractice claim?

ANSWER: Under MD Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article§5-109 there are several situations to keep in mind  when determining the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice claim. As you can see from the language of the statute(which is listed below)the time frame may vary. Please be aware of the differing dates under Maryland law to ensure …