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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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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 ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This is no merit whatsoever, legally, to your concerns. Is it legal to socialize sewage where I am not provided with my own usage? If not, how should I proceed? Yes. This is perfectly legal. No law requires sewage to be billed based upon usage and often it is not. Is there anything I can do with the fact that this was not mentioned in the ...


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The Maryland Social Security Number Privacy Act could be relevant. There are limits on how a SSN can be transmitted, but one context where it is allowed is: (b) (1) The collection, release, or use of an individual's Social Security number as required by State or federal law; (2) The inclusion of an individual's Social Security number in an ...


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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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The Maryland MVA's 'sources of proof' page lists these as proof of Maryland residency; at least two are required. Maryland vehicle registration card or title; Utility, telephone or cable/satellite TV bill; Checking or savings account statement; Life insurance card or policy (over 3 years old); Property tax bill or receipt; Mortgage account or proof of ...


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