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Family Awarded Settlement in Tragic Medical Misdiagnosis Case

Unfortunately, many cases of medical misdiagnoses are often fought posthumously after a patient succumbs to the disease that a doctor failed to diagnose. Such a case was brought to us after a ...
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Court Finds Invitation to Connect on LinkedIn Did Not Violate Non-Solicitation Agreement

The use of social media as a networking platform continues to be an evolving area of law as it relates to compliance with non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. In Bankers Life and Casualty ...
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Medical Diagnostic Errors: Mistake or Malpractice?

It is part of human nature to make mistakes; they happen often and to all of us. Unfortunately, sometimes our mistakes can have life-threatening effects on another person. When a doctor makes a ...
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Hyatt & Weber Sponsors Developer Panel

Hyatt & Weber was pleased to support the BWI Business Partnership's signature breakfast on September 6th with our multi-media co-sponsor, Bignell Watkins Hasser. It was a full house at the BWI ...
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When is a Facebook Friend a "Friend" Versus an "Acquaintance"?

In Law Offices of Herssein and Herssein, P.A. v. United Services Automobile Association, No. 3D17-1421, 2017 WL 3611661 (Fla, Dist. Ct. App. Aug. 23, 2017), the Third District Court of Appeal for the ...
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There is No Standing to Sue for Technical Violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act

In Dreher v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc. , 856 F.3d 337 (4th Cir. 2017), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit was asked to decide whether the decision of Experian ...
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Nursing Home Negligence: A Case Study

A recent Hyatt & Weber client, a disabled woman in her 50s, was admitted to the hospital for increased weakness and decreased level of functioning. She was later transferred to a nursing home for ...
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Can Rescinded Notice of Termination Constitute Adverse Employment Action Giving Rise to an Employment Discrimination Claim?

In Shultz v. Congregation Shearith Israel of the City of New York, -- F.3d --, No. 16-3140-cv, 2017 WL 3427130 (2d Cir. Aug. 10, 2017), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held ...
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Hyatt & Weber Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers

Hyatt & Weber, P.A. is proud to announce that Paul Weber has once again been recognized by his peers in Best Lawyers in America 2018 Edition, the oldest and most respected peer review publication ...
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Website Inaccessible to Visually Impaired Violated the Americans with Disabilities Act

In Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. , Civil Action No. 16-23030-Civ-Scola, (S.D. Fla. June 13, 2017), the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida ruled after a bench trial that ...
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How to Spot Nursing Home Negligence

In a perfect world, a person’s age would not determine the quality of care they receive. Unfortunately, a fast-growing number of legal cases have shown that, too often, seniors in nursing homes ...
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Hyatt & Weber Sponsors XPX Summer Networking

Hyatt & Weber invites you to join us for hot summer networking with XPX Maryland! Take advantage of longer days and warmer weather to join XPX Maryland at Vito's Ristorante for an evening of ...
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Watch our new Estate Planning Videos!

Estate Planning attorney Steven Heinl frequently presents for various groups on Estate Planning 101 topics. He recently presented to a group of seniors at the Pikesville Senior Center. Visit the Hyatt ...
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Hyatt & Weber is Growing Again! Welcome Amitis Darabnia

Hyatt & Weber is pleased to welcome our newest Associate, Amitis Darabnia, to the firm's Commercial Litigation and Employment Law practices. Amitis works on cases involving trade secret ...
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Broadneck Booster Club Sells Naming Rights to Lockers

Hyatt & Weber paralegal Michele Shipley, President of the Broadneck High School Boosters Club, has been working closely with Broadneck Athletic Director Ken Kazmarek to raise funds for the ...
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Hyatt & Weber Sponsors Annual Paca Girlfriends to Benefit Historic Annapolis

The annual Paca Girlfriends Flower Power Party is a night of food, fine wine, friendship, flowers, and fun! It is THE event of the summer in Annapolis. Guests experience the charm of the William Paca ...
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Appellate Court Upholds Vulgar Facebook Post as Protected Concerted Activity

In National Labor Relations Board v. Pier Sixty, LLC, 855 F.3d 115 (2d Cir. 2017), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a decision by the National Labor Relations Board ...
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When is a Settlement Agreement Enforceable?

When parties negotiate terms of an agreement, particularly a settlement agreement, they often confirm certain terms in writing with the understanding that “standard” terms, such as ...
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Supreme Court Rules on Definition of Debt Collector

In Henson v. Santander Consumer USA, Inc. , 137 S. Ct. 1718 (2017), the United States Supreme Court gave some clarity as to who is a “debt collector” under the Fair Debt Collection ...
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Court Applies Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine to Defend Trade Secrets Act Case

In Molon Motor & Coil Corp. v. Nidec Motor Corp. , No. 16 C 03545, 2017 WL 1954531 (N.D. Ill. May 11, 2017), a federal court in Illinois was asked to decide whether the complaint before it alleged ...
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Dot Your I's, Cross Your T's, and Place Your Commas

When drafting contracts, briefs, and other documents, the significance of placing a comma is often overlooked. The decision to include or omit a comma, however, could be dispositive in a dispute over ...
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BWI Business Partnership Celebrates Annual Meeting with Southwest

On May 31, 2017, hundreds of local businesses celebrated the BWI Business Partnership's annual meeting in the Observation Deck at BWI Airport. Tom Nealon, President of Southwest Airlines, flew in ...
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Hyatt & Weber Mourns the Passing of Beth Towers

The attorneys and staff of Hyatt & Weber are sad to announce the passing of one of our own, longtime paralegal, Beth Towers. Beth passed away surrounded by her husband, Francis, children and ...
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Wine, Women & Shoes Raises over $130,000 for MD Families with Breast Cancer

On May 7, 2017, Hyatt & Weber was pleased to join over 30 sponsors and hundreds of volunteers and guests in supporting The Red Devils' Wine, Women & Shoes event at The Hunt Valley Inn. The ...
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Federal Appellate Courts Reach Different Conclusions As To Whether Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Prohibited By Title VII

Two federal appellate courts recently revisited the issue as to whether discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation constitutes sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights ...
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