Questions tagged [maryland]

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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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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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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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How can I compel my neighbor to address damage they care 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 details the way the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...