Maryland Governor Announces Further Reopenings to Include Outdoor Dining and Other Outdoor Activities

Today, Governor Larry Hogan announced the reopening of outdoor dining at restaurants and other outdoor activities, effective this Friday May 29th at 5:00 pm.  As with prior announcements, local jurisdictions may opt out of these reopenings and continue closures or impose stricter requirements.  As with Phase One, special attention should be paid to directives from…

RWL Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Baltimore Basketball Legend Keith Booth

https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/high-school/bs-sp-va-keith-booth-dunbar-lawsuit-20200522-nxiij2pf4fhqvdbn5362wnsqca-story.html RWL Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Baltimore Basketball Legend, Keith Booth To Defend His Name Barry L. Gogel and Marilee L. Miller of the law firm of Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, LLC, filed suit today in Baltimore federal court against the Baltimore City School District School Board and several of its employees for allegedly violating…

Maryland Governor Hogan Announces Start of Phase One Reopening

Today, Governor Larry Hogan announced the beginning of Phase One of Maryland’s reopening.  Phase One will commence on Friday, May 15th at 5:00 pm.  Governor Hogan noted that local jurisdictions may exercise discretion to enable Phase One businesses to reopen or not.  Special attention should be paid to directives from local jurisdictions from the Baltimore/Washington…

Racing and Community Development Act of 2020 Becomes Law

https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/horse-racing/bs-md-preakness-baltimore-20200507-m6s6bfadknb5bcwajwqpxte4je-story.html Landmark plan to preserve Preakness Stakes in Baltimore will become law without governor’s signature Jeff Barker Baltimore Sun | May 07, 2020 A $389 million deal to rebuild the historic — but dilapidated — Pimlico Race Course and keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore will become law without Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature. The plan…

SB 987 “Racing and Community Development Act of 2020” Becomes Law

Today, May 7, 2020, Governor Hogan announced his actions on legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly during the 2020 Legislative Session that was shorted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Due to the pandemic, the Governor vetoed a number of bills that mandated increased spending or new taxes. Among the bills that will become law…

RWL Partner Eric Bryant Successfully Manages Congressional Campaign of Kweisi Mfume

RWL CONGRATULATES ITS PARTNER, ERIC BRYANT, FOR SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN OF KWEISI MFUME RWL congratulates its partner and Government Relations Division co-chair Eric Bryant for successfully managing the congressional campaign of former U.S. Representative Kweisi Mfume, who won yesterday’s special election to fill the seat vacated by the death of former U.S. Representative Elijah…

Governor Hogan Announces Maryland Roadmap to Recovery

Maryland Governor Hogan Announces Roadmap to Recovery – A Phased Approach to Reopen Maryland’s Economy Today, Governor Larry Hogan announced, “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery”. This plan (https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MD_Strong.pdf) articulates the Administration’s guidance for a phased reopening of Maryland’s economy.  The earliest date for easing the Governor’s current stay-at-home order is early to mid-May. The first…

RWL Partner Barry L. Gogel Honored by The Daily Record as a 2020 Leadership in Law Honoree

RWL is proud to announce that Firm partner Barry L. Gogel has been honored by The Daily Record as one of its 2020 Leadership in Law honorees.  We congratulate Barry on this prestigious honor. Information about the Daily Record’s Leadership in Law can be found at https://thedailyrecord.com/leadership-in-law/.  This year’s honorees are listed below: Leadership in…

RWL Partner Scott Livingston to Present Webinar to Associated Builders and Contractors

RWL Partner Scott Livingston will be presenting a webinar on Friday, April 24, 2020 to the Associated Builders and Contractors on the topic of:  “COVID-19 and Protecting Your Profit Margins.”  This live webinar will begin at 9:00 am (ET). For more information regarding the webinar:  https://events.abcbaltimore.org/event/webinar-covid-19-and-protecting-your-profit-margins/.

Maryland Insurance Administration Issues Bulletin Regarding Direction and Recommendations in Wake of COVID-19 Crisis

Yesterday, April 13, 2020, the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) issued a Bulletin to all Property and Casualty insurance companies and producers setting forth direction and recommendations for how to treat certain policyholders in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. See below and MIA Bulletin 20-20-Commercial-Insurance-COVID-19 for additional information. 1.  Policies rated using estimated payroll/revenue: All…

Governor Hogan Orders State Spending and Hiring Freeze – State Revenue Drop of $2.8 Billion Expected

Today, Governor Larry Hogan instituted a spending and hiring freeze on all State government agencies, except for COVID-19 related expenditures and payroll. The Governor stated that the entire rainy-day fund (projected to contain $1.3 billion) may be expended on expenditures and efforts related to COVID-19 and to cover the revenue shortfall. Earlier today, Maryland State…

Governor Hogan Issues COVID-19 A-to-Z Resource Guide and FAQs

In RWL’s continuing efforts to provide our clients, colleagues and the greater community with real-time information, we are providing here the COVID-19 A-to-Z Resource Guide and FAQs issued by Governor Hogan last evening.  The Guide and FAQs can also be accessed at https://governor.maryland.gov/marylandunites/. Needless to say, the RWL COVID-19 Subgroup would be pleased to provide…