Blogs by Levi S. Zaslow

Posted on Wed, 2017-05-31 14:44 by Levi S. Zaslow in


Debtor/Credit – Civil Procedure


Cassandra Murray v. Midland Funding, LLC, No. 2280, Sept. Term, 2015 (Md. Ct. Spec. App., April 26, 2017).


http://www.mdcourts.gov/opinions/cosa/2017/2280s15.pdf

Posted on Tue, 2016-04-19 14:08 by Levi S. Zaslow in

Real Property – Retaliation Actions and Attorneys’ Fees 


Felicia Lockett v. Blue Ocean Bristol, LLC, No. 29, Sept. Term, 2015 (Md. Feb.  22, 2016).


Felicia Lockett is a tenant in an apartment building knowns as “Bristol House” in Baltimore City and had been since 2010.  Slip Op. at 1, 7.  Ms. Lockett, who actively and vigorously participated in the tenants association there, had a contentious relationship with the landlord, Blue Ocean Bristol, LLC (“Blue Ocean”).  Slip Op. at 1.  In 2014, Blue Ocean did not renew her lease. 


Posted on Tue, 2015-10-13 06:57 by Levi S. Zaslow in


This blog is a summary of recent significant appellate decisions by the Court of Special of Appeals of Maryland in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Insurance, Landlord-Tenant, Guardianship, Lead Paint, Corporations and Associations, Foreclosure, and Family Law. 


Workers’ Compensation


Long v. Injured Workers’ Insurance Fund, No. 2615, Sept. Term, 2013 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. Sept. 30, 2015).

Posted on Fri, 2015-02-20 14:12 by Levi S. Zaslow in


“Man has long been diversely fascinated with animals.” [1]  Mike Tyson counted pet tigers among his pets, Kristen Stewart and her mother raise wolf-dog hybrids, and Tippi Hedren kept a 400-pound mature lion in her home – allowing it to play by the pool, lounge in the living room, raid the fridge, and even permitted her daughter (Melanie Griffith) to take it to bed. They are hardly alone.[2] Just two weeks ago reports surfaced that former Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Terrence Cody kept an alligator in his Baltimore County home. In fact, owning exotic pets is nothing new. Almost two centuries ago John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States, lodged an alligator in a bathtub in the White House’s East Room.


Posted on Thu, 2014-09-18 13:54 by Levi S. Zaslow in Sports, Labor Law, Civil Litigation, Labor Employment


(Photo Credit: UPI/ AP; New York Post)


One of the most explosive issues in sports right now is the NFL’s discipline of its players.  Discipline has been inconsistent, the NFL is accused of seriously mishandling cases, and there is public outcry about some players’ conduct.  The two-game suspension, and subsequent indefinite suspension, of former Ravens’ running back Ray Rice is reflective of many of the broken parts of this process. 


Posted on Mon, 2014-05-05 13:41 by Levi S. Zaslow in Civil Litigation, Maryland Law, Personal Injury


In a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeals of Maryland recently held in Blackburn Ltd. Partnership v. Paul,[1] that all Maryland public pools have a duty to comply with Maryland’s swimming pool barrier safety regulations.[2] The Court recognized that the pool barrier safety regulations were designed for the protection of young children from accidental drowning and near-drowning by limiting or delaying their access to swimming pools, spas and hot tubs.



You go to the mailbox one day and find a certified letter. Upon opening the letter, you discover that you’ve just been sued! Not only that, but the case is in a Federal Court in a state that you don’t live in and that you don’t have any connection to, or so you think.


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