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A Close Look at COVID-19 Injury Claims for Customers & Employees in Maryland

By Hammad S. Matin |

Premises liability claims as a result of the coronavirus pandemic have already been filed in Maryland and in other parts of the country, with a number of plaintiffs arguing that they contracted COVID-19 after being exposed to the virus while visiting and/or working at a specific property, all due to the property owners’ negligence… Read More »

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Study Shows That Police Exhibit “Persistent Racial Bias” In Traffic Stops and Searches & Seizures

By Hammad S. Matin |

We’ve previously discussed just how important it is to know your rights when it comes to being pulled over by the police in a traffic stop, as well as being potentially subject to search and seizure on the streets. With a number of confrontations occurring between police and citizens every day, knowing not only… Read More »

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With Thousands Being Arrested at Protests, It Is Imperative That You Know Your Rights

By Hammad S. Matin |

With protests taking place around the country, the issue of how, exactly, one interacts with police, and how this can affect you as a potential criminal defendant has rarely been as relevant as it is right now. Whether you are exercising your First Amendment right to assemble and express yourself through protest, being pulled… Read More »

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Diabetes Drug Metformin Recalled Due to Potentially Causing Cancer: Is Litigation Next?

By Hammad S. Matin |

In mid-June, yet another company recalled diabetes drug Metformin due to possibly containing dangerously high levels of NDMA, a cancer-causing ingredient. The FDA already previously called on a number of manufacturers to recall the drug due to its associated cancer risk. According to some experts, part of the problem is the extended-release formulation of… Read More »

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What is Contributory Negligence?

By Hammad S. Matin |

To understand contributory negligence, it helps to have a better understanding of negligence generally. Negligence is a remedy provided through tort law for those injured by the negligent conduct of another. Negligent conduct can be intentional or unintentional and is assessed based on a number of factors. The majority of personal injury claims arise… Read More »

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What Should I Do if the Police Pull Me Over?

By Hammad S. Matin |

In Maryland, the standard for pulling someone over is reasonable, articulable suspicion that a traffic offense or a crime is in the process of occurring or has occurred. Driving under or over the speed limit, with equipment violations like a broken headlight or taillight, or committing a traffic offense, such as failure to signal,… Read More »

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What Are Bench Warrants?

By Hammad S. Matin |

A bench warrant is issued by the judge “from the bench” usually when a party fails to appear for a court date.  An arrest warrant is issued at the start of a case.  If you are issued a citation or a summons, or arrested, you are will be ordered to appear at court at… Read More »

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Negligent Security in Maryland – Personal Injury Cases

By Hammad S. Matin |

It is quite a natural precedent to take care of invitees to your property. But when it comes to Maryland, this becomes a law. This means it becomes the duty of the homeowner to actually provide a safe, sound, and secure environment to the people living in the same property. What does this entail?… Read More »

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Watch Out for Drunk Drivers on Super Bowl Sunday

By Hammad S. Matin |

We made it through Christmas and even New Year’s, but do you know what the next holiday is? While some people might argue this, the next veritable holiday in the United States is Super Bowl Sunday. An estimated 100 million people tune into the NFL’s championship game each year. Some manage to get their… Read More »

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What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Former Prosecutor?

By Hammad S. Matin |

It’s more common than you might think for a prosecutor to pursue a career later on as a criminal defense lawyer. Although these two legal professionals face off against each other in the court room, the skills that a prosecutor acquires can make them an exceptionally skilled defense attorney when the time comes. What… Read More »

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