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Josh Glikin successfully tried a case in the Circuit Court for Carroll County concerning a client’s former Sales Manager who had breached an employment contract and misappropriated the client’s trade secrets, by secretly diverting client business to his own company.  Mr. Glikin’s client proved that the former Sales Manager had also destroyed documents that pertained…

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Bowie & Jensen is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 23rd 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 for…

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Bowie & Jensen Commercial Real Estate attorney, Priscilla K. Carroll, recently spoke with ABC2 about recent flooding issues that small business owners in Baltimore have been facing. Over the last few years, several business owners in a business park near White Marsh have been dealing with chronic flooding that they say is a result of highway improvement…

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Bowie & Jensen Business Litigation attorney, Matt Hjortsberg, was recently quoted in the Baltimore Sun regarding a flooding crisis in Baltimore County.  Business owners are suing Baltimore County and the State of Maryland over chronic flooding that they say was caused by ongoing highway improvement and stream restoration projects that were initiated several years ago.  Originally, these projects were…

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The State of Maryland has two Prompt Pay Acts available to all contractors, and an additional prompt payment mechanism available to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (“DBE”) and Minority Business Enterprises (“MBE”). Prompt Payment Act for State Projects The State Prompt Payment of Subcontractors Act is found in the Code of Maryland Regulation (“COMAR”). These regulations require a…

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The process for filing a mechanic’s lien in Maryland can be confusing and appear somewhat redundant to a contractor simply seeking to obtain payment for work performed and materials furnished. From start to finish, a mechanic’s lien requires multiple steps in order to secure payment.  These steps include pre-lien requirements, filing of a petition for…

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If the deadline for filing a mechanics’ lien has slipped by, the unpaid contractor still has hope – and remedies – under Maryland statutes. For contractors failing to meet the procedural requirements required to file a mechanic’s lien in Maryland, payment may still be obtained under the Maryland Trust Fund Statute and the Maryland Prompt…

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In 2015 the Maryland legislature passed a false claims act similar to the Federal False Claims Act, with similar potential for broad interpretation against the businesses subject to it. Previously, the Maryland act applied only to the healthcare industry, but the new law expands it to anyone doing business with state or local governments. The purpose…

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With the close of the 2016 Maryland Legislative Session, several bills affecting construction companies were passed.  The following are summaries of each bill.  Governor Hogan must sign each bill into law, at which time each shall go into effect on July 2, 2016. Liquidated Damages for Failure to Pay Prevailing Wage – under this law,…

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