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The Paley Rothman Blog

Paley Rothman shares this library of resources with clients and friends of the firm to help them stay ahead of legal and business developments and trends. Here, you will find helpful tips and tools written by our employees.

RoundUp® Redux

The most recent challenges to RoundUp® follow a 2015 declaration by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that the active ingredient in RoundUp, glyphosate, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” This triggered an avalanche of lawsuits against Monsanto seeking tens of billions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages for injuries – specifically, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, an often fatal blood cancer – allegedly caused by exposure to the product.

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Real Estate
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Commercial Landlords Face Difficult Decisions as Closures Spur Tenants to Seek Rent Relief

As Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia approach the two-month mark of mandatory business closures, the shockwaves from the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt by the entire economy. Although the plight of tenants has captured the headlines, commercial landlords also find themselves facing difficult decisions.

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Employment Law
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New Maryland Laws Expand Employees and Job Applicants’ Access to Wage Information & Prohibit Discrimination Against Natural Hairstyles

Maryland employees will be allowed to share and discuss each other’s pay, and even request wage ranges when applying for jobs—as employers’ access to wage history is diminished. A version of the Crown Act will also take effect in Maryland.

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