Interviewing an Attorney Before Retaining Can Limit Problems Down the Road

 

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This is a draft publication that is being made available only for your comments, it will change over time.

Below is a draft of a publication I have been working on covering interviewing an attorney.  Many you of may not realize that questioning an attorney is important before retaining the attorney.  Asking the right questions early on may solve conflicts down the road.  The publication provides some generic questions but may not always cover every situation and can be modified to fit your individual situation.  Let me know your thoughts on it and I work it through the UME publication. Continue reading

FAA Overstepped Authority When Requiring Hobby Operators to Register UAVs, But What About Commercial?

 

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This post is not legal advice.

I often like to talk, talk, and write about drones/UAVs and today is no exception. Recently, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) registration requirements for all unmanned aircraft including hobby aircraft violated federal law. Congress had previously exempted hobby aircraft from any regulations that FAA might develop in the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act. This recent ruling demonstrates the bounds of the FAA’s authority to regulate hobby drones/UAVs, but at the same time leave some unanswered questions. Continue reading

Upcoming Fact Sheet: Understanding Agricultural Liability: Maryland’s Right-to-Farm Law Can Limit Liability for Maryland Farmers and Commercial Fishing and Seafood Operators

 

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In 2014, the Maryland General Assembly updated the state’s right-to-farm law to include commercial fishing and seafood operations.  As many of you know, a state’s right-to-farm law operates to provide a defense to nuisance lawsuits brought against agricultural operations and, now in Maryland, commercial fishing and seafood operations. Continue reading