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Hyatt & Weber in the Community

The attorneys and staff at Hyatt & Weber have been busy out in our Annapolis and Anne Arundel County community this fall. On September 28, the Central Maryland Chamber held their annual Tour & ...
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Surgical Errors: Being Informed on Informed Consent

Before surgery, a doctor has a duty to completely inform the patient about the proposed procedure and the risks that are associated with it. “Informed Consent,” gives the patient the ...
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Risk of Identity Theft from Cyberattack Constitutes Sufficient Injury to Sustain Lawsuit

With cyberattacks seemingly happening with greater frequency, the risk of identity theft for many individuals has grown significantly. However, is the risk of identity theft (as opposed to actually ...
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Two Courts Recognize Causes of Action under State Law When an Employee is Terminated from Employment for Medicinal Use of Marijuana

With many states now authorizing individuals to use marijuana for medicinal purposes, companies are confronting situations where they must decide whether to continue employing individuals who have ...
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Fourth Circuit Analyzes What Constitutes an Equivalent Position for FMLA Purposes

In Waag v. Sotera Def. Sols., Inc. , 857 F.3d 179 (4th Cir. 2017), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled an employee who takes leave under the Family Medical Leave Act ...
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Court Finds LinkedIn Posts Likely Violated Non-Solicitation Provisions of Employment Agreement

Many court decisions have found that communications on social media did not constitute improper solicitations, but the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota recently found in ...
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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 Invalidates Proposed Rule Raising Salary Level of Exempt Employees under FLSA

In Nevada v. United States Department of Labor, 227 F. Supp. 3d 696 (E.D. Tex. 2017), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled the final rule issued by the United ...
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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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