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Blog Posts in 2018

Court Grants Motion to Dismiss in Qui Tam Action Alleging False Claims in the Form of Federal Grant Applications

In United States of America, ex rel. v. CASA de Maryland, No. CV PX-16-0475, 2018 WL 1183659 (D. Md. Mar 6, 2018), the United States District Court for the District of Maryland was asked to decide ...
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Amendments to Data Breach Notification Statute in Maryland Take Effect January 1, 2018

Amendments to the Maryland Personal Information Protection Act took effect January 1, 2018. The amendments primarily expand the definition of what constitutes “personal information” and ...
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Court Grants Summary Judgment to Association That Did Not Sue Its Former Law Firm Pursuant to a Prior Settlement Agreement

In Hanrahan v. Wyndham Condominium Association, Inc. , Case No. 13-C-16-109204, a case defended by Hyatt & Weber attorneys Stephen Stern and Amitis Darabnia, the Circuit Court of Maryland for ...
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Sixth Circuit Holds Title VII Prohibits Transgender or Transitional Status Discrimination

In E.E.O.C. v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. , -- F.3d --, No. 16-2424, 2018 WL 1177669 (6th Cir. Mar. 7, 2018), the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that ...
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Hyatt & Weber Welcomes Attorney Scott D. Forney

Hyatt & Weber, P.A. is pleased to welcome attorney Scott D. Forney to the firm’s Insurance Coverage and Business practices. As part of the Insurance Coverage practice, Scott assists clients ...
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Second Circuit Reverses Precedent and Holds Title VII Prohibits Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation

In a precedent setting case, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed course in an en banc decision and held in Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc. , 883 F.3d 100 (2d Cir. 2018), ...
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Maryland Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law

The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act took effect February 11, 2018. Pursuant to the Act, Maryland employers with 15 or more employees must provide employees with paid leave called “earned ...
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Supreme Court Gives Clarity as to Who is a Whistleblower Under The Anti-Retaliation Provision of the Dodd-Frank Act

In Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, 138 S. Ct. 767 (2018), the United States Supreme Court was asked to decide whether the anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and ...
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Supreme Court Rules on Timeliness of State Law Claims When Dismissed From Federal Court and Refiled in State Court

In Artis v. District of Columbia, 138 S. Ct. 594 (2018), the United States Supreme Court held in a five to four decision that the statute of limitations for a state law claim is tolled while it is ...
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Welcome Aboard! New Attorneys at Hyatt & Weber

Hyatt & Weber is pleased to welcome three esteemed attorneys to our team. With these additions, we have more attorneys versed in over a dozen practice areas to meet all your personal and business ...
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