September 1, 2017

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Court highlights importance of understanding indemnity clauses

Many commercial real estate contracts – including purchase and sale agreements, loan documents, construction contracts, joint venture agreements, and commercial leases – contain an indemnity clause, which requires one party (the indemnitor) to compensate another party (the indemnitee) for certain losses. A recent decision by Maryland’s highest state court underscores the need to consider the …

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COUNTY COUNCIL OF PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MARYLAND SITTING AS THE DISTRICT COUNCIL, ET AL. v. WALMART REAL ESTATE BUSINESS TRUST, ET AL.

Zoning — Planning-board jurisdiction — Approval by special exception In February 2014, appellee, Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust (“Applicant”), requested approval of Detailed Site Plan application 89063-07 (“DSP 89063-07”) to expand an existing vacant retail building within the Duvall Village Shopping Center for use as a Wal-Mart department store (“Wal-Mart” or “Walmart”). Over the objection …

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BERNADETTE FOWLER LAMSON v. MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Maryland Public Information Act — Supervisor’s notes — In camera review Bernadette Fowler Lamson appeals a June 28, 2016 order of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County dismissing her Maryland Public Information Act (“MPIA”) claims against her employer, Montgomery County (the “County”). She contends that the circuit court erred in finding that the County was …

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HEBREW HOME OF GREATER WASHINGTON, INC. v. DAVID R. BACH

Guardianship — Court-appointed counsel — Attorney’s fees This case arises from the appointment of counsel and a temporary guardian of the property by the Circuit Court for Montgomery County for a disabled nursing home resident. At the conclusion of the case, appellee David R. Bach, as appointed counsel, filed a motion for payment of attorney’s …

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IN RE A.C.

Juvenile law — Motion to suppress evidence — Investigatory stop The Circuit Court for Charles County, sitting as a juvenile court, found A.C., appellant, involved in the delinquent act of possessing a concealed air gun1 and subsequently placed him on probation. Appellant presents a single question for our review: Did the suppression court err in …

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IN RE: B.W.

Juvenile law — Illegal sentence — Restitution We are concerned in this case with the propriety of an award for restitution entered against B.W., a juvenile, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, sitting as a juvenile court. After a hearing on October 17, 2016, B.W. was adjudicated involved in a second-degree assault. A disposition …

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