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New Lease/Terms as Notice of Rent Increase, Maryland

Is landlord offering of a new lease with new terms, and also a price increase compared to the current lease, considered a written notice of rent increase when rejected by the tenant on grounds of the ...
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City Charging Sewage For Outside Water Use i.e Sprinklers, Garden Hose, etc

The town of Centreville in Maryland has enforced a 25% increase on water usage charges for 2021 and another 25% increase through 2022 due to underestimating the cost to replace century-old water pipes....
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Is a USA employer required to provide worker's compensation insurance to a contractor if the contractor signed away the insurance?

Is a USA employer required to provide worker's compensation to a contractor if the contractor signed away that insurance and said such employer is not required to provide?
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How can a plaintiff dismiss their case in Maryland?

How can a plaintiff in a Maryland District Court case dismiss their civil case after the issue was resolved with the defendant out-of-court? What form is required?
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Can I prosecute another way if a states attorney declines to?

Is there any way to prosecute someone and bring them before a judge if the states attorney office declines to? Or can I sue the states attorney and force prosecution? The state is Maryland if that ...
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Assault while commiting a felony

Alice and Bob accost Carol as she gets out of her car and steal it. In the process, Carol is struck and injured. The police find and arrest Alice, but Bob evades capture. If Alice is charged with ...
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Is it legal to record your parents at home?

Is it legal for a minor to make an audio recording of his parents engaging in abuse? If so, is it also legal once that child is an adult for him to publicize those recordings? Interested in U.S. law, ...
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Does the sixth amendment entitle me to know who called the county on me for a code violation?

Is my accuser the person who petitioned the county to investigate a code violation?
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Inheritance after a homicide

I was watching a “true crime” type of TV show, which raised an interesting question (to me) regarding wills and inheritance. Here’s the scenario: An elderly wealthy man had a neighbor who was his ...
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Implied Acceptance of Contract by Paying Invoice

I rented a boat slip at a marina for a month in Maryland. I was sent a QuickBooks invoice via email (with integrated payment button), and attached to the email were two documents - an invoice and a ...
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Hospital visitation rights and health-care decision-making authority in Maryland

Suppose there is person A who lives in Maryland. Person A has parents B and C. Person A has sibling D. Person A has spouse E. Now, Suppose person A becomes medically incapacitated. Three Questions: ...
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Roommate want to take me to small claims court (Maryland)

Long backstory: So one of my roommates is the account holder of the utilities since she lived there since the last lease, and NOT ONCE have my other roommate and I seen a PDF or copy of the owed bills....
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Am I eligible for unemployment? Resigned, transitioned to part time, then let go

Work was too much, too many hours, no life, inability to take care too much stress so... I discussed resigning with my boss early January, and was convinced to stay with some help offered to reduce ...
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Receiving payment for work performed a month prior to filing for unemployment and submitting weekly unemployment claim

I have been on unemployment for the month of May and am confused as to how I should answer the question "Did you work or earn wages during the week?" My employer pays me monthly for work that was ...
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Is it technically legal to take a young child into an opposite sex rest room?

It's pretty standard procedure for parents or guardians to take young children into whatever restroom is appropriate for the adult, regardless of rather that matches the sex of the child. I'm curious ...
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I'm being defamed on Facebook. Do I have a legal case?

I live in Maryland. Over the past few months there is a guy on Facebook who has been openly lying about me. He has repeatedly said that I have made threats against him, I have not. He has repeatedly ...
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Resolution of intractable disagreements between shared car owners

The jurisdiction is the State of Maryland in the USA, should that fact be of interest. A friend of mine is involved in intractable dispute with the co-owner of a car. I'll call my friend Abe, and the ...
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Can my parents from MI gift me a car in MD? What is the cheapest way of dealing with it?

I live in Maryland(MD) and my parents just bought a car for me in Michigan(MI). However first I don't have a title claim on the car let alone an insurance. Is it possible for me to get a temporary ...
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Fully Executed Lease with "typo"

We have a fully executed lease which states the landlords responsibilities. This is essentially a chart which "checks" what the landlord pays vs. what the tenant pays. Water, sewer and electricity ...
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Can a landlord insist on late fee for payment mailed but not recieved

A residential tenant has an arrangement by which the tenant's bank automatically issues and mails a rent check to the landlord by US mail 3 days before the rent is due. This arrangement has been in ...
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Is a stock power form the same as the stock purchase agreement?

From what I understand I need to complete the stock purchase agreement inoders to fully/legally own all shares in my company. I understand that I need to fill out some sort of form or create and sign ...
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Do I need to register for Foreign Qualification in my situation?

I am wondering if or where I need to register for Foreign Qualification: I incorporated a company as a C-corp in Delaware. I work day-to-day and have set the official HQ of the corporation in Maryland....
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What constitutes having a history of violent behavior against the person or another according to Maryland firearms law?

According to Maryland statutes, Title 5, Subtitle 2, § 5-205 (b) (6) (my emphasis), someone who suffers from a mental disorder as defined in § 10-101(i)(2) of the Health - General Article and has a ...
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Return of Software

I wrote some software that I licensed to a university club as part of their operations. Due to disagreements about the value of the software, I would like to revoke permissions for use of the software ...
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How to list unknown company using fake Caller ID info in a complaint?

We've been suffering nuisance and harassing calls from one (or more) unknown companies going back to about 2008 or 2010 or so. Online searches does not reveal the owners of the number, and Verizon ...
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What can I do if neighbor is blocking my solar panels intentionally?

I live on a 2.5 acre lot. I installed a ground mount solar array 6 years ago. Then 4 years later my neighbor planted over 39 tall cypress trees which are blocking the sunlight. Is there any law in ...
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Is it legal to flee the scene of an accident to get help?

Let's say that I'm in an car accident in which the driver of the other vehicle is injured. I originally stop to render aid and do what little I can to help the other driver, but they appear to have ...
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Both expended and encumbered or can be one

Quoting the Maryland Capital Consolidated Bond Loan bill from the 2018 legislative session (Chapter 9 - Senate bill 186), 1(7): “The proceeds of the loan must be expended or encumbered by the ...
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Living Above a Restaurant

If I wanted to save money by living in the floor above a restaurant I opened, would this be legal? A friend brought up the problem of districts (commercial, residential, etc)... would this prevent me ...
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Am I allowed to record people without their permission in Montgomery Maryland?

Basically I suspect that someone I know is spreading malicious rumors about me, which I think falls under defamation. I've thought about trying to talk with them and find the answer, but if they do ...
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Can a pro se plaintiff call the defendant as a witness and compel testimony in a civil suit?

I have a court case coming up in Maryland District Court. It is a landlord-tenant dispute; we are pro se plaintiffs and the defendants (husband and wife, both landlords to the house I lived at) will ...
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Legality of Body Camera in all-party consent state (MD, USA)

I have recently moved to Maryland which is an all-party consent state, and I am trying to figure out if I am allowed to wear a body camera to record all my interactions. I am extremely bad at ...
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Is it illegal to sell tobacco online without a license, and can you grow it on your balcony legally?

Wanted to know if it is illegal to sell products that contain tobacco online in the state of Maryland, USA. Let’s say I was starting up a cigar shop. I’m growing tobacco out on my balcony, and decide ...
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3D Printing a gun prototype

For example, lets say I was starting up a gun company. I drew up and planned my perfect pistol, and now I need to build it to test it out and see what to fix. I use a 3D printer to create metal gun ...
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Naked in home when landlord is showing my apartment

I have a situation where my landlord is refusing to work with me on when they show my apartment. I work during weekdays and don't want strangers in my home while I'm not there so I'll have to take off ...
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Is sewage in Maryland, USA a utility and what protections come with that?

The title of this question might need some work, because my question is really two-fold. I live in a rented Townhouse in Maryland, USA. Water and Sewage costs are separated because the county ...
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Car registration and license in new state

I have recently moved to Maryland from California and have brought my car with me. I know that I need to do the following: Change insurance policy from CA to MD Get a MD drivers license Get a vehicle ...
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Legal Baltimore Knives

I recently moved to the Downtown Baltimore, Maryland area and as you may know it's an extremely high crime area that has a lot of homicides. As a result I've been trying to find ways I can defend ...
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Parental rights and other legal implication of a marriage of convenience for a lesbian couple in MD

My friend is considering a marriage of convenience with another women, as both will gain a sizeable discount from their 'spouses' place of employment if married, in addition to sharing health ...
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In which contexts can a landlord disclose a prospective tenant's personal information to third parties?

A roommate and I are applying to apartments and rental houses in Baltimore, Maryland. One landlord gave us a form for us to fill out references for our employment and past rentals. We felt the form ...
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Can a landlord request personal info after a lease is signed?

On a rental application, myself and one friend applied as tenants. We also listed my girlfriend as an occupant. The application was accepted and we signed a pretty standard lease (the exact sample ...
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Can I sue the state comptroller?

I've had a bit of a dispute recently with the Maryland state comptroller over the comptroller's handling of communication regarding a past income tax filing and I'm wondering what legal recourse I ...
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How can I compel my neighbor to address damage they are causing my property?

My neighbor has an energy efficient low e window. They have had it for about 10 years, but over time it has slowly been causing damage (melting) our vinyl siding. This article (Glare from energy-...
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In the state of Maryland, are there codes governing apartment building garage doors

I haven't been able to find anything on this particular issue. Are there safety regulations governing the type, maintenance, operation, etc. of garage doors in the state of Maryland for condos/...
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What prevents me from using vehicle anti-theft laws to regain possession of an impounded car in Maryland?

My car was impounded in MD due to expired tags. I've since paid the state and county fines for this, but the county police use a private impound lot which charges exorbitant fees for storage. MD law ...
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Without a lease, how to establish Maryland residency for driver's license?

I have worked/rented in Maryland for 18mo, but the coworker I rent a room from won't give me a lease (and I do not wish to create any problems with him by insisting). Can I get my driver's license ...
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