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Month: May 2014

Maryland Banks Have 3 years to Sue Foreclosed Homeowners, Not 12

Maryland Banks Have 3 years to Sue Foreclosed Homeowners, Not 12

  The Maryland legislature just significantly shortened the time period in which banks can sue foreclosed homeowners for a deficiency. Under a loophole in the old law, banks often had 12 years to pursue foreclosure homeowners for unpaid mortgage debt. Starting July 1, 2014, they’ll  have to do it within three years. What Is a Deficiency After Foreclosure? If you lose your…. READ MORE>>>

When Lawyers for the Other Side Reveal Your Immigration Status

When Lawyers for the Other Side Reveal Your Immigration Status

  Lawyers tend to take very seriously their duty to keep their own client’s confidential information — otherwise known as secrets — to themselves. But guess what: They get a little fuzzier on the question of whether that duty extends to the clients on the other side of a case, for example in a divorce or other civil case, or in a criminal case…. READ MORE>>>

Dear Rich: Hospitals and Fair Use

Dear Rich: Hospitals and Fair Use

  Dear Rich: We are part of a team working on an article for nurses who work in professional staff development, trying to clarify when the doctrine of fair use would apply to our jobs. We have been referencing the 5th edition of your book, Getting Permission, and it stated that hospitals also are considered educational institutions under most educational fair use…. READ MORE>>>

FBI to Join Last Century, Start Recording Interviews

FBI to Join Last Century, Start Recording Interviews

  In the past, the FBI didn’t record interviews of its suspects—the past being two weeks ago. Local police departments and other law enforcement agencies have been taping alleged lawbreakers for decades, but this most sophisticated investigative body has always had an anti-recording policy. In the majority of cases, to determine what an arrestee actually said, federal jurors have had to… READ MORE>>>

How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?

How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?

Last week, the federal Department of Labor issued proposed regulations dealing with COBRA notices. The regulatory proposal is quite uninteresting: Basically, the administration is removing the model notices from the Code of Federal Regulations and providing them instead on the Department of Labor’s website. This allows the notices to be changed much more quickly and easily, without resort to the federal rulemaking process. The Labor Department also posted the new model versions of these notices: The general notice employees receive when…

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