Circuit Court For Howard County Affirms Performance Bond Obligation To Tydings' Client, First Baptist Church Of Guilford

(Ellicott City, Maryland – May 31, 2011) -- In a construction dispute involving the performance bond obligations of Fidelity & Deposit Company, the Circuit Court of Howard County affirmed on May 23 that F&D could not avoid financial liability for a decision by Harbor View Contractors to abandon its construction contract with Tydings’ client, First Baptist Church of Guilford.

Maryland Attorney General Warns Slots MBE Plan Risky

A policy giving minority-owned businesses up to 35 percent of work to build and operate Maryland’s slots parlors could fail a legal challenge, according to Attorney General Doug Gansler.

Among The Minority: Many Maryland MBE Contracts Going To Nonprofits

Maryland paid nearly $800 million to 20 contractors through the state’s minority business program over much of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s first term. But almost a third of that money went to nonprofits that help people with disabilities, not the minority- and women-owned companies the program was originally intended to boost.

SBA And Diamond Ventures Reach Agreement To Resolve Discrimination Lawsuit

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration and Diamond Ventures, LLC, an Atlanta-based venture capitalist firm, have reached an agreement to settle Diamond Ventures’ pending lawsuit against the SBA: Diamond Ventures v. Karen Mills, No. 03-1449 (GK) (D.D.C. filed June 30, 2003). For the past seven years, the two parties have been engaged in unprecedented litigation to address claims of discrimination under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act regarding the SBA’s administration of the Smal

Gregory M. Garrett Appointed To ABA's Section of Antitrust

Gregory M. Garrett has been appointed to the inaugural position of Young Lawyer Representative on the ABA's Section of Antitrust Law's Exemptions & Immunities Committee for the 2010-2011 year. As the first appointee to the Committee, Mr. Garrett will be assisting the Committee in its goal to enhance participation and leadership opportunities of young lawyers within the Section.

Ferrier R. Stillman Appointed To Head Start

Ferrier R. Stillman has been appointed to the Governing Board of Baltimore’s Head Start program by the Office of the Mayor. The Baltimore City Head Start Program provides comprehensive early intervention services to low-income children and their families.

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