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I’ve Been Fired From My Residency Program – What Should I Do? Our Top 5 Steps

Medical residents – a dismissal (or suspension, non-renewal, non-promotion, or even probation) threatens the significant investments you have put into your medical career. 
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DOJ Will No Longer Assist Covered Entities in Understanding the Law

Department of Justice announced  that it will no longer issue guidance on the federal laws it enforces and that it will review existing guidance to identify those that should be rescinded.
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Maryland Hunters Face Tougher Penalties for Violating Hunting Laws

Maryland hunters should be aware of new, tougher penalties for violating hunting laws that might not have been on their radar when they became effective months ago.  These changes in the law significantly raise the stakes for those accused of common hunting violations such as baiting, shooting over a limit, and accidentally shooting a protected animal.
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Fraud and False Claims in Medical Residency and Fellowship Programs

Residents, fellows, and attendings can play a vital (and potentially lucrative) role in preventing their programs from defrauding state and federal medical benefit programs by pursuing False Claim Act actions with the assistance of counsel.
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Vending Machines and Websites – A False Equivalency

Eve discusses the ongoing question of whether websites are covered by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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HIV is a Health Condition — Not a Crime

The Repeal Existing Policies that Encourage and Allow Legal HIV Discrimination Act of 2017 or REPEAL seeks to bring laws in line with current science and public health goals.
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Schools Failing Students with Disabilities – Still

Public schools are failing to prepare students with disabilities for graduation. Only 64.6% of students with disabilities graduated on time.
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ADA Education and Reform Act

The ADA Education and Reform Act, HR 620, would amend the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to accommodate businesses who purport not to have figured out their obligations for the last 27 years and place the burden of identifying wheelchair accessibility barriers for businesses on people with disabilities.
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Criminal Justice Reform and Disability – The Overlooked Opportunity

A critical disparity in our criminal justice system – the approximately 2 million people with serious mental illness entering our jails annually – reflects a set of mistaken assumptions and prejudices rampant in our communities.
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Criminal Justice Reform and Disability – The Overlooked Opportunity

A critical disparity in our criminal justice system – the approximately 2 million people with serious mental illness entering our jails annually – reflects a set of mistaken assumptions and prejudices rampant in our communities.
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Duck Hunters Beware, It is Still Illegal to Hunt Waterfowl with Lead Shot

Please beware that it is still illegal to hunt ducks, geese, coots, and other waterfowl with lead shot.
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Family is Important!

Brown, Goldstein & Levy knows how important family is. When we represent you and your loved ones, we take the same care as we would for our own families.
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Good news for those with an upcoming divorce!

As of October 1, 2016, a corroborating witness is no longer needed to obtain a divorce in Maryland.
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Medical Residents Forgo Internal Due Process Hearings at Their Own Risk

Another court has weighed in on the importance of pursuing the internal “due process” hearings available to resident physicians for contesting probation, non-renewals, and termination. Residents take a significant risk by skipping “due process” procedures in favor of proceeding straight to court.
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Massachusetts High Court Allows Medical Resident’s Discrimination Claims to Proceed

One of just a few examples of a resident physician succeeding in reaching a jury with claims of discrimination and breach of contract by a training program.
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New Laws Go into Effect to Help Maryland Outdoorsmen

Two new laws for Maryland’s outdoorsmen effective October 1, 2015 – one changes the test of when a hunter is liable for hunting over bait, the other gives those who buy fishing licenses a full year of fishing privileges.
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Top Ten Considerations When Selecting a Defense Lawyer In a Criminal Matter

List of the top 10 questions you should ask when considering hiring a criminal lawyer.
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Courts Believe that Medical Residency Program Due Process Hearings Are Valuable. So Should You.

A recent federal court decision provides a cautionary tale about the rights of resident physicians accused of misconduct, and importance of taking full advantage of internal “due process” hearings.
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Student Due Process Rights: Assistance of Counsel in Academic Disciplinary Hearings

Students, medical interns, and resident physicians facing disciplinary actions should retain experienced attorneys well in advance of the hearing to help them prepare.
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3 Critical Considerations When Facing Allegations of Harassment, Misconduct, and Abuse on a College Campus

If you are accused of sexual misconduct at college – know the school’s policies, having counsel is critical, and allegations must be taken seriously by the student and the family.
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Everything AND the Kitchen Sink?!?: The Top 3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Dividing Marital Assets

by Dana McKee and Anthony May   From the curtain rods to the broken microwave in the basement, and yes, even the kitchen sink, divorcing couples often engage in the “one for me, one for you” game when dividing marital property. Parties often fall into the trap of trying to evenly quantify and distribute every
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Finding The Right Divorce/Family Law Attorney In Times Of Need

Talk to those you know and trust. Look at ratings websites or professional organizations. Choose a divorce attorney with a compatible skill set that matches your goals for resolving the dispute.
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What Rights Do Resident Physicians Have? Ways Resident Physicians Can Protect Themselves When Facing Disciplinary Action By Their Residency Program

Medical residents and post-graduate fellows threatened with reprimand, probation, suspension, non-renewal, or termination from their program should become familiar with the six ACGME “core competencies” and refer to their institution’s policies on discipline for house staff, as well as their employment contract.
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