Exhilarating, stunning and breathtakingly beautiful – a few of the words used to describe footage found in 12 O’Clock Boys, a documentary about Baltimore’s notorious urban dirt biker riders. This is the first film created by Lotfy Nathan, 26, a filmmaker and visual artist based in New York who spent four years in Baltimore at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
On February 20, Judge Judith Ensor of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County approved a settlement of class action filed by Goldman & Minton against Jerry’s Chevrolet. The complaint asserted that Jerry’s had sold used cars that were former daily rental cars (often acquired from a subsidiary of Enterprise Rental Car Co. called EAN Trust) without disclosing former rental status, as required by Maryland law.
Since its founding in 2003, Goldman & Minton, P.C. has been providing a wide range of legal services to its clients from consumer based class actions to strategic advice for businesses, from corporate litigation to intellectual property clearance and protection. With a renewed commitment to quality and professionalism, the firm is celebrating a decade of success by giving back to the community.
Zayo Group, LLC a provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure services and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection services, has acquired Litecast/Balticore, LLC, a provider of metro bandwidth infrastructure services, for $22 million. Kathryn Goldman of Goldman & Minton, P.C. represented LiteCast in the transaction which closed at the end of 2012.
The Maryland Court of Appeals has decided to hear an appeal on a critical limitations issue in consumer law. In 2010, Goldman & Minton was retained to act as lead counsel in a case against Wells Fargo Financial Maryland, Inc. Wells Fargo was accused of failing to follow required procedures under Title 12, Subtitle 10 of the Commercial Code when it repossessed cars whose owners were late in making loan payments including:
• Failing to give proper notices when cars were repossessed;
• Adding on costs that were not permitted under the applicable law;
• Failing to give a proper accounting; and
• Illegally trying to collect a supposed deficiency after repossession.
Artists create. To live well and prosper, artists must sell what they create. Selling art can be as painstaking as creating it. Therefore, many successful artists enlist the help of professionals to tend to the selling details. Other artists handle the business details themselves.
Artists need to protect themselves and their art to profit from it. Whether an artist sells a single piece, works with an agent or licenses work for mass production, there are business decisions that need to be made. Here are 10 basic business considerations for artists.
In a recent article in a trade magazine, rental car operations managers offered some wild stories about their worst clean-up jobs: maggots, deer parts, boa constrictors, human blood, rodents, urine, dead fish. Of course, rental cars are known for “hard use;” that is, the cars’ drivers have little or no concern for wear and tear and they drive the cars accordingly.