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Karen Kruger provided legal training to the law enforcement executives of the Maryland/Delaware Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc.

Posted on May 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

On May 7, 2013 Karen Kruger provided legal training to the law enforcement executives of the Maryland/Delaware Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBI NAA), a non-profit, international organization of nearly 18,000 senior law enforcement professionals.  The Association has forty-four domestic chapters and four international chapters, and its membership is limited to those who have graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy. Here, Chapter President Holms of the Georgetown, DE Police Department presents Ms. Kruger...

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Negligence Claims Arising From Terminated Pension Plan Are Preempted By ERISA And Subject To Removal

Posted on Apr 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

The United States District Court for the District of Maryland recently ruled negligence claims filed against a broker-dealer by the administrator and sponsor of a terminated defined benefit pension plan are completely preempted by ERISA and removable to federal court. Read the full bulletin here. To view our previous bulletins click here.

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Essential Job Functions, Disabling Conditions and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 in Local Government

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of disability.  Under the law and the regulations developed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Title I prohibits employers from requiring medical examinations or making disability-related inquiries of employees unless such examinations or inquiries are job-related and consistent with business necessity. This means that when an employee may be unable to work because of a medical condition or an injury, the employer is entitled only to the medical...

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I Want My Ring Back!! by Mark A Barondess

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 in Family Law

An article on The Huffington Post   December is a big month for wedding engagements, and accordingly, a prospectively lucrative month for the divorce industry as well.

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Custody Thoughts by Mark A. Barondess

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 in Family Law

An Article on The Huffington Post   There is no aspect of marriage, and for that matter divorce, that engenders more potential emotional or financial mayhem than children and the issues…  

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Posted on Dec 31, 2011 in Family Law

A few months ago I wrote an article that stirred some discussion on The Huffington Post. The premise of the article was that anyone going through a divorce…

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The Digital Murder of Your Ex by Mark A. Barondess

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 in Family Law

An Article on The Huffington Post   Instead of picking up a knife or a gun to seek retribution, people now choose the Internet as their weapon of choice. From a simple rant on YouTube…

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Follow the Example of Gene Simmons?

Posted on Jul 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

An Article on The Huffington Post   A few months ago I wrote an article that stirred some discussion on The Huffington Post. The premise of the article was that anyone going through a divorce…

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Warrantless Searches of Cellphones: Is the Law Clearly Established?

Posted on Jul 28, 2011 in News, Uncategorized

Warrantless Searches of Cellphones: Is the Law Clearly Established? Karen J. Kruger, July 2011

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Follow the Example of Howard Stern by Mark A. Barondess

Posted on Apr 11, 2011 in Family Law

An Article on the Huffington Post   Let me begin by reassuring you that you read the title of this article correctly-I am advocating that everyone going through a divorce should…

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