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Strict Liability for Pit Bulls

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | May 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

On April 26, 2012, the Maryland Court of Appeals held in Tracey v. Solesky that anyone with the ability to limit the presence on their property of a pit bull or mixed-breed pit bull is subject to strict liability in the event that the dog bites a human. This is a drastic departure from the previo...

Gender Discrimination

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Mar 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

On December 5, 2011, Howard County's Council passed a bill protecting individuals from discrimination based on gender identity. Similar legislation was passed in Baltimore County, as well as Baltimore City and Montgomery County. Baltimore Outloud reported that: "The four council members who vote...

U.S. House passes bill on Eminent Domain

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Mar 06, 2012 | 0 Comments

In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Kelo v. City of New London that local government could take over private property of several homeowners for the purpose of converting the property commercial use. The case was unique in that eminent domain had traditionally been used for public works proje...

Howard County 3rd Richest

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Feb 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

MSN Money today posted their list of the 15 richest counties in the United States. Howard County, MD came in third, with an average median household income of $101,771, and an average owner-occupied home price of $456,200. Four other Maryland counties made the list. See the complete list here.

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Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Jan 08, 2012 | 0 Comments

Andrea LeWinter was sworn in this morning as a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. Katherine Taylor, already a member of the Supreme Court Bar, joined Andrea and 9 other members of the Howard County Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of Maryland for the swearing in at the Su...

Forest Conservation

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Dec 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

Recently, there have been a few articles in the local press discussing forest sustainability. The Baltimore Sun wrote about complaints from forest advocates regarding development around Patapsco Valley State Park on both December 6 and December 7. After reading these articles, and driving by the ...

Ipad Apps for Lawyers

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Dec 04, 2011 | 0 Comments

I was recently gifted an iPad 2, an item with which I am mildly in love. I have discovered a few apps which I am using regularly in my law practice. Since I have had so many people ask about the utility of tablets in the practice of law, I thought I would blog about my favorite apps. I should pre...

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