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Fourth Circuit Holds That Federal Subject-Matter Jurisdiction Under the Class Action Fairness Act Can Rest on What “May Be” True

January 27, 2023 By: Gerard J. Gaeng In an apparent case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that the fact that the district court may be foreclosed by governmental immunity from ordering relief prevents the federal court from exercising jurisdiction over the case, regardless of whether or not…

Affordable Care Act Battle Rages On: Fourth Circuit Holds Individual Mandate Is a Tax in Bankruptcy

January 23, 2023 By: William L. Hallam As originally enacted, the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) required most people to maintain health insurance. Those who did not maintain the required insurance were obligated to pay a “shared responsibility payment” (“SRP”), often referred to as the ACA “individual mandate,” through their annual federal income tax returns. Although…

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg Achieves Significant Victory for Transgender Client in Anti-Discrimination Lawsuit

January 9, 2023 On January 6, 2023, a federal court in the District of Maryland awarded summary judgment to Jesse Hammons in his lawsuit against the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center owned by the University of Maryland Medical System. As local counsel to the ACLU, Rosenberg Martin Greenberg assisted Patterson Belknap Webb &…

Jamar Brown Talks Pratt Contemporaries on “No Pix After Dark” Podcast with Aaron Dante

January 3, 2023 Jamar Brown was featured on the podcast No Pix After Dark with host Aaron Dante. No Pix After Dark is a culture and community-based podcast sharing real people’s stories that need to be told. In the episode, “Pratt Contemporaries Annual Black and White Party,” Jamar discussed his involvement with the Pratt Contemporaries, a…

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP Welcomes Three New Attorneys and Director of Marketing

November 28, 2022 Baltimore, MD – Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP is pleased to announce the addition of attorneys Marlon D. Amprey, Alexander J. Greenspan and Christopher E. Rizakos, and Director of Marketing, Molly Harvey. Caroline Hecker, RMG’s Managing Partner said: “We are delighted to add Marlon, Alex and Chris to our attorney ranks. Their experiences…

I Submitted the Highest Bid at the Auction. Did I Buy the Property or Not?

Following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many jurisdictions put moratoria in place prohibiting foreclosure sales. However, most moratoria have expired and foreclosure sales, conducted at public auction, are ramping up as lenders work their way through a backlog of delinquent loans. Property owners, hoping to take advantage of a hot real estate market, are…

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Nixes Maryland’s Attempt to Give Tax Sale Purchasers A Home Field Advantage

Real property tax sales provide opportunities for investors to acquire properties for below market prices if the properties are not redeemed from sale or to earn interest on the taxes paid at the tax sale at generous rates if the properties are redeemed.  As a result, large investors participate in tax sales throughout the United…

No Windfall For You! Fourth Circuit Holds That Return of Loan Proceeds Is A Critical Part Of Rescission Under Truth In Lending Act

The federal Truth In Lending Act (TILA) is a consumer protection statute designed to protect borrowers from unfair lending practices.  When a consumer loan is secured by the borrower’s residence, the TILA gives the borrower the right to rescind the transaction.  If the lender makes required disclosures to the borrower, including advising the borrower of…

Maryland Legal Aid appoints Lorenzo A. Bivans, Jr. to Board of Directors

Lorenzo A. Bivans, Jr. has been appointed to serve on the Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) Board of Directors. MLA is a private, non-profit law firm that provides free, civil legal services to low-income communities throughout Baltimore City and Maryland’s 23 counties through its 12 office locations across the State of Maryland. Each MLA office is…

Now Accepting Applications: Rosenberg Martin Greenberg Opens 2022 Application Process for Second Cohort in its Building Black-Owned Business in Baltimore Program

On July 1st, Rosenberg Martin Greenberg (RMG) began accepting submissions for its second cohort in the Building Black-Owned Business in Baltimore Program (the “BBOBB Program”). Black business owners in the Baltimore Metro Area are encouraged to apply in order to receive complimentary legal services for one year. From the applicant pool, five businesses will be…