Richard J. Medoff Article Archives

Federal Circuit Court Invalidates Maryland Handgun Licensing Law Under New Supreme Court Test, Questions Constitutionality of Other Firearm Restrictions, Raising Potential Concerns for Maryland Businesses as Shooting Incidents Continue to Rise

January, 2024 | By Richard J. Medoff

In a recent published opinion in Maryland Shall Issue, Inc., et al. v. Wes Moore, in his capacity as Governor of Maryland, et al., No. 21-2017, 2023 WL 8043827 (4th Cir. Nov. 21, 2023), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit invalidated provisions from Maryland’s Firearm Safety Act of 2013 requiring a…

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Maryland Premises Liability Law in the Modern Age of American Mass Shootings

October, 2023 | By Richard J. Medoff

With recent mass shooting events dominating news headlines across the United States, it can seem as though gun violence has become ubiquitous in American life. And statistics sadly confirm that mass shootings have become a daily occurrence, with 2023 on pace to be one of the worst years for mass shootings in the U.S. on…

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U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland Amends Local Rules Regarding Discovery and Motions Effective July 1, 2023

| By Richard J. Medoff

The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland recently approved amendments to its Local Rules, including changes related to discovery and motions practice, notable for anyone with cases in the court. The amendments took effect on July 1, 2023, following a notice and comment period, and include modifications of Local Rule 104 and 105…

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Maryland Federal Court Agrees European Public Limited-Liability Company Should be Treated Like a U.S. Corporation for Purposes of Diversity Jurisdiction

“The citizenship analysis is complicated” in the foreign context

October, 2022 | By Richard J. Medoff and Robert L. Hebb

In SNC-Lavalin Constructors Inc. v. Tokio Marine Kiln Insurance Limited, Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, Civ. Nos. GJH-19-873 and GJH-19-1510, 2021 WL 2550505 (D. Md. June 21, 2021), United States District Judge George J. Hazel, writing for the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, addressed the citizenship of a European Public Limited-Liability Company (Societas Europaea,…

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