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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, 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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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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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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Bowie & Jensen Case Law and Legal Update: In Advance Telecom Process v. DS Federal, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a breach of contract action arising out of a “teaming agreement” between two government contractors. A subcontractor had filed suit claiming that the prime contractor had breached the teaming agreement…

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Bowie & Jensen is proud to announce that its managing partner, Matthew Hjortsberg, has been named Chair-Elect of the Construction Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA). The MSBA Construction Law Section sponsors educational programs, updates members on legal and legislative developments and provides various resources for lawyers who practice construction litigation or…

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After seeing minimal activity in the first quarter of 2015, the construction market has picked up its performance and experienced significant action to date. The greatest amount of activity was seen in the building of commercial properties, especially offices and hotels. The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast, a survey of the nation’s…

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R. Michael Smith, a member of Bowie & Jensen’s litigation and employment law practice groups, was quoted in a recent New York Law Journal article titled, “Claims Narrowed in Attorney’s Suit Against Former Firm.” The article explains how Judge Ronnie Abrams narrowed a lawsuit between a New York attorney and the Washington D.C.-based law firm where…

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One year ago, a federal court jury in New York awarded popular rap group, the Beastie Boys, $1.7 million resulting from the unauthorized use of several of its songs by marketers of Monster brand energy drink. Recently, the judge in the same case ordered Monster to pay an additional $668,000 toward the group’s legal fees.…

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