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Bowie & Jensen Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Super Lawyers

Bowie & Jensen LLC is thrilled to announce that eight of the firm’s attorneys have been selected as 2016 Maryland Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service that annually recognizes attorneys across the country who have exceled in their legal practice and achieved a high-degree of peer recognition. Attorneys undergo a thorough, patented selection…

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Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals Rules That the Failure to Supply an Original Power of Attorney With Bid Bond Is Not Fatal to the Bid

In Appeal of Southern Improvement Company, Inc., MSBCA 2904, the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals considered whether the failure to supply an original Power of Attorney with a bid bond constituted a “minor irregularity,” which may be waived, or in the alternative, rose to a level of deficiency to render a bid non-responsive thereby…

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The MSBCA Clarifies the ’72 hour rule’ for Amending MBE Participation Schedules

In Tech Contracting Company, the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals (“MSBCA”) clarified the scope of the “72 hour rule” that allows a contractor to make changes to its MBE Participation Schedule after bid submission. In this instance, the prevailing bidder, Forrester Construction, listed an MBE contractor that did not have the proper NAISC code.…

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Bowie & Jensen Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers in America”

Bowie & Jensen is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America publication. Matthew Hjortsberg, Mark T. Jensen, William McComas and Michael Siri were all named recipients of this prestigious honor. Each attorney has been selected by their peers…

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Bowie & Jensen Proudly Sponsors CLIA’s ‘Art with a Story’

Bowie & Jensen is a proud sponsor of the Community Law in Action’s (CLIA) upcoming event, Art with a Story. This event will consist of an evening filled with live entertainment, storytelling and visual art to honor Youth Justice Awareness Month. Art with a Story will commence with a powerful gallery exhibit showcasing multimedia self-portraits…

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Mark T. Jensen Receives The Daily Record’s Leadership in Law Award

Mark T. Jensen, co-founder and partner at Bowie & Jensen LLC, has been selected to receive The Daily Record’s 2015 Leadership in Law award. Mr. Jensen was one of 27 winners selected from a pool of 70 nominees by a distinguished panel of judges. The Daily Record has been presenting the Leadership in Law awards since…

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Maryland Legislature Passes False Claims Act

Bowie & Jensen Case Law and Legal Update: During the 2015 legislative session, Maryland passed a False Claims Act similar to the Federal False Claims Act. See Md. Code. Ann, Gen. Prov, § 8-101 et. Seq. This Act was a signature piece of the Frosh campaign for attorney general and was considered the Maryland Office…

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Doused Expectations: Contractor Liability Arises in New Places

Bowie & Jensen Case Law and Legal Update: A recent appellate decision makes clear that contractors owe a duty of care to prevent damage to the tangible personal property of third parties. In June, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals held that an unrelated third party may be awarded damages arising from the contractor’s negligence,…

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