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 renovation of the field house. Michele and the volunteers have been selling naming rights to the 138 lockers to alumni and friends of the school. As […]

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 House, indulge in culinary creations donated by the area’s premier chefs, and stroll through the luxurious English-style garden filled with […]

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 (“NLRB” or “Board”) that found a vulgar Facebook post repeatedly using variations of the “f” word constituted protected concerted activity. […]

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 releases in the case of a settlement, will be added to the final agreement. Those “standard” terms, however, are not always part of the agreement and, thus, an enforceable […]

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 Practices Act (“FDCPA”). In this regard, the Court ruled that an entity that purchases debt and then seeks to collect that debt […]

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 sufficient facts to support a claim under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) and the Illinois […]

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 the meaning of legislation or a contract. Indeed, in O’Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy , 851 F.3d 69 (1st Cir. 2017), the United States […]

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 from Dallas to present the keynote. The new Maryland flag Southwest plane pulled up to the gate just in time for the event. The mission […]

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 family on May 26, 2017, after a short illness. Beth grew up in Severna Park and was a resident of Millersville. She […]