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The Maryland Home Improvement Law (“MHIL”) protects homeowners from unlicensed home improvement contractors, but it affords no such protections between contractors, such as an when an unlicensed subcontractor works for a licensed general contractor. The MHIL requires any contractor “who performs or offers or agrees to perform a home improvement for an owner” to first…

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Your business document retention practices may come into unwanted scrutiny in a lawsuit, with consequences that shift the odds against you. Among your emails to and from your company email address, your wastepaper baskets, the files in your desk, the files in the metal cabinets down the hall, the texts on your company iPhone, the…

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Several provisions of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) have significant implications for employers of all different sizes. As these begin to take effect, though sometimes subject to postponement, it is time for employers to become familiar with them. Below are some of the essential points of the ACA for employers to know. Before delving into…

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Bowie & Jensen has Seven Super Lawyers Congratulations to Mark Jensen, Robert Bowie, Jr., Matt Hjortsberg, Michael Siri, Josh Glikin, Priscilla Carroll, and William McComas on their inclusions to the 2014 Super Lawyers.  They have been selected by their peers based on a rigorous, multi-phased selection process.  A special congratulations to Matt Hjortsberg on his…

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Understanding police and emergency situations can prevent legal troubles.  Emergency and other police matters involving tenants can represent difficult situations for residential landlords, and can potentially lead to legal issues if not properly handled. A landlord will want to be cognizant of instances when permitting emergency personnel and law enforcement entry into leased apartments may…

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By: Matt Hjortsberg In a case arising out of the to construction of the Gaylord Hotel at National Harbor, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that the general contractor forfeited its right to collect literally tens of millions of dollars from its insurance carrier.

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By Mark Jensen Bowie & Jensen partner, Mark Jensen provides his insights as a member of the Care Pharmacies Board of Directors.  “I attended my first Care Pharmacies Board of Directors meeting as a member of the Board yesterday. I am impressed by the breadth and depth of my fellow Director’s knowledge and engagement. Mike Wysong…

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(Towson, MD) Business attorney William A. McComas has joined Bowie & Jensen LLC, where he will serve as a partner at the Towson law firm and a member of the firm’s growing transactional law department. “Bill will be a tremendous addition to the leadership of our firm,” said Matthew Hjortsberg, managing partner of Bowie &…

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Retainage is required on almost all construction projects.  Retainage in a construction contract allows the developer to withhold a portion of each progress payment to the contractor until the project is complete.  Retainage is basically a form of insurance to the developer because there is a strong financial incentive for the contractor to complete the…

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