Montgomery County, Md. v. Complete Lawn Care, Inc.: Decision gives local advocacy groups and legislatures hope in the battle against Maryland State law preemption.

On May 2, 2019, The Maryland Court of Special Appeals, in a written opinion, upheld the validity of a local ordinance, which was previously declared preempted by State law in a lower court. In cases past, local communities hoping to improve the health and welfare of its citizens through local ordinances have been thwarted by the implied preemption by State …

Selective Way v. Nationwide: Decision of Maryland Court of Special Appeals reaffirms liberally construed insurer’s contractual duty to defend; additional insured endorsements reinforce broad form indemnification provisions

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals recently came out with a decision regarding the tender of defense and indemnification of additional insureds in the context of construction defects litigation.  The opinion covers several issues that often arise during the course of a construction defects claim, including apportionability, scope of coverage, and subrogation rights. See Selective Way Insurance Co. v. Nationwide …