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Maryland has no law requiring a neighbor to not plant / trim trees that might shade a solar panel (on the ground or on the roof). There are laws against deeds, declarations, covenants, contracts etc. (excepting registered historic properties) which prohibit of roof panels (e.g. as part of a HOA's rules). The law also recognizes the right to enter into an ...


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I am not a lawyer. I do not fully know of the current case law or climate of this type of law in Maryland. The cause of action you are looking for is private nuisance. “Section 821D of the Restatement (Second) of Torts (1979) defines a private nuisance as a nontrespassory invasion of another’s interest in the private use and enjoyment of land.” See Echard v....


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Let us assume you want to open a restaurant in Baltimore, in a C4 location. The zoning table Table 10-301 indicates that you can open a restaurant there. While you cannot generally establish a residence there, you can apply for permission for Above Non-Residential Ground Floor or Live-Work residence. Live-Work is essentially "artist's loft", so not ...


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If a contract does not say what one of the parties wishes it would say, before signing it they should renegotiate the lease. Once the parties have an agreement as witnessed by signatures, a party cannot change the terms of the contract by declaring that some provision of the lease is a "typo". If they want to renegotiate the terms of the contract after the ...


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So Maryland is a Defimation Per Se state, and lists accusations of moral turpitude, criminal conduct, or fraud. I would say on the second statement about offering support ot Hamas and/or Hezbollah, which are considered terrorist organizations. Being buddies with Louis Farakhan's buddy is likely not a Per Se defamatory statement but a Per Quod meaning you ...


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A corporation that is incorporated in Delaware is a foreign corporation in Maryland and not Delaware. Since it sounds from the question that this corporation regularly conducts business in Maryland ("work day-to-day" and "official HQ" in Maryland), it almost certainly is required to register for foreign qualification in Maryland. In Maryland, "a foreign ...


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Taking the stated facts at face value (i.e. you can prove them in court). Md. TRANSPORTATION Code Ann. § 20-102 § 20-102. Driver to remain at scene -- Accidents resulting in bodily injury or death (a) Bodily injury. -- (1) The driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results in bodily injury to another person immediately shall stop the vehicle ...


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No. You may not legally sell tobacco without a license. Tobacco is subject to excise taxation at the state and federal level and to requirements to verify the age of the customer in every state. You must be licensed to comply with these requirements.


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This is a valid question that comes up from time to time. The answer can be a bit fuzzy and the law on questions 1 and 2 is often not well spelled out. This answer refers only to U.S. legal history without much customization for Maryland in particular, so I may omit references to some relevant Maryland specific statutes or cases of which I am not aware. ...


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what reasoning would the court use to evaluate the competing claims? Absent a verifiable contract, the dispute would require assessment of the extrinsic evidence and/or of other aspects reflecting the parties' credibility. Those types of factors would help for discerning whose position is meritorious. You are right in that Bella's co-signing of the loan is ...


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Indecent exposure is a misdemeanor under Maryland law (11-107). There is no statutory definition of indecent exposure, since it's been a long-standing offense and part of common law. Messina v. Maryland cites various definitions of indecent exposure, noting Ordinarily, the place where the exposure is made must be public. What constitutes a public place ...


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Your sewage provider is a “Public service company” under Maryland law: (x) (1) “Public service company” means a common carrier company, electric company, gas company, sewage disposal company, telegraph company, telephone company, water company, or any combination of public service companies. (ee) “Sewage disposal company” means a privately ...


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For starters, you can't "use the antitheft law" because you are not a criminal prosecutor. I'm not sure that the criminal statute would support a civil action for replevin, at least until you've paid all the fees that the towing company is explicitly authorized to charge and they still refuse to release the vehicle. And if that was the case, you wouldn't ...


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You have nothing to worry about. Your driver's license is only "connected" to your vehicle registration insofar as it is a valid form of identification proving your address in order to register your vehicle in many states. It is mainly used by states as a way of verifying that you actually live in that state. They generally don't want to register vehicles to ...


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It would probably be illegal to do so without a license. The key fact in my mind is: lets say I was starting up a gun company. There are some exemptions from the requirement to obtain a license to manufacture guns, for example, for very low volume production of certain kinds of guns for personal use as a hobby in your own home. For example, if you want ...


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Maryland is a two party consent state, meaning that all people in a conversation must consent to being recorded. There are certain exemptions, but your stated use case would not be one of them.


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Yes, you may call a defendant as a witness and compel the defendant to testify in a civil case. If you need this testimony to prove your case, you should have the clerk issue a subpoena for trial to the defendant and have that subpoena personally served by a process server upon that defendant (sometimes a witness fee, a mileage allowance, and a copy of the ...


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I don't know the rules in Maryland, but generally speaking, a plaintiff may call the defendant as a witness, and vice versa. The fact that either side has lawyers has no bearing on this. Further, each side is generally permitted to choose the order in which it calls witnesses, so a plaintiff could call the defendant and then take the stand himself. Note, ...


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Welcome to Maryland. So sorry you got dragged into our mess. From my understanding, the law prohibits things like recording phone calls that originate in Maryland without their knowledge. Similarly, you cannot tape conversations in secret unless in private places. The basic rule is to ask. Our cops use body cameras and will ask and will turn them off if ...


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Can you sue? The answer to that is almost always yes. In this story, if you wanted to dispute such a small amount, you should have done so before paying it. It's always easier and almost always cheaper to not give someone money than to give it and then try to get it back! (There are some situations where you have to pay an amount in order to dispute it &...


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"...what reasoning would the court use to evaluate the competing claims?" I'm assuming civil court, because even though you say Bella is on probation, you haven't indicated a prosecutor and/or criminal court is involved. In civil court, evidentiary rules are different than criminal; some past history might be inadmissible. And there are only six jurors ...


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There appears to be no general federal statute addressing the legality of a male entering a female-labeled bathroom, or vice versa, within federal jurisdiction. There are various regulations that touch on bathrooms, for example the OSHA regulations pertaining to sanitation require that "toilet facilities, in toilet rooms separate for each sex, shall be ...


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You sound like a lot of my dispute resolution clients on their first visit You seem upset, maybe even angry and you feel that you are being victimised and harassed and that the person you are in dispute with is an amoral scumbag with no integrity. I sympathise with your feelings and understand that this sort of thing is stressful and causes emotional turmoil....


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If I understand the quoted question correctly, you must report the week where your worked and are to recieved unemployment benefits during the same week. If you receive benefits for the 27th (Monday) to 30th of April and the 1st of May (Friday), you must report the time in April which will eventually be paid. You do not need to report the paid sum ...


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It’s the tenant’s responsibility to pay the rent Not doing so, even for reasons beyond the tenant’s (but not the landlord’s) control is a breach of contract. It’s not enough that the tenant made reasonable effort - they have to succeed. Breach of contract entitles the landlord to damages - it does not entitle them to a penalty. Damages are the reasonable ...


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A "stock power" a.k.a. a "stock transfer" instrument is the equivalent of a deed to real estate, a bill of sale to personal property, or a signed certificate of title to a vehicle. It effects the change of ownership. A "stock purchase agreement" is a contract in which a buyer agrees to purchase stock from a seller, but a stock purchase agreement has to be ...


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Mental disorder is defined in the referenced section as follows: (i)(1) “Mental disorder” means a behavioral or emotional illness that results from a psychiatric disorder. (2) “Mental disorder” includes a mental illness that so substantially impairs the mental or emotional functioning of an individual as to make care or treatment necessary or ...


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I don't see any legal grounds whereby you can compel the university to provide you with a copy of the program files. Assuming that you did retain the copyright (that this is not a work for hire – the university might well contend that it is), you still probably can't revoke the license. It does depend on the terms given in the license document, e.g. does it ...


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Does expended refer to by the Board of Public works? Yes. If one has funds that remain unexpended but no funds that are not unencumbered, are the funds unexpended subject to cancelation? As an example: $1,000,000 proceeds; $600,000 expended; $1,000,000 encumbered by the Board. Are the $400,000 unexpended funds subject to cancelation? No.


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It would depend on whether it is obvious that you are recording others (and whether this is a private conversation). Where there is no expectation of privacy, the wiretapping laws do not require consent. Consent can also be implied, in particular when you announce that you are recording (and people can shut up and walk away / hang up the phone if they don't ...


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