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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Military Law for Maryland on
Q: What are the laws governing private militias in MD?

I found many references to "Private and unauthorized Militias" but cannot find any definitions.

There are many Militias operating nationwide, but I cannot find any laws concerning their legality in the state of MD.

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Nov 24, 2020

Maryland Public Safety Code, Title 13. Militia.

The full act and statutes can be accessed here:...
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Q: I'm an officer the US Public Health Service station at a Federal Agency. Can I sue for harassment and retaliation?

My supervisor is harassing at work. Just flat out lying. He lied and put me on a PIP and issued me an LOR when all my work was up to date and at the start of a global pandemic when everyone was working from home. No negative counseling in 8 months leading up the PIP and LOR. I filed an EEO... Read more »

Andrellos Mitchell
Andrellos Mitchell answered on Jul 29, 2020

It depends on what statute your are suing under.

Title VII provides that a court, in its discretion, may award reasonable attorneys' fees to the prevailing party. ... That determination is relatively clear when a plaintiff proves his or her discrimination case and a favorable judgment...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Military Law for Maryland on
Q: After my first mediation meeting, I was placed on a second PIP by my supervisor and demoted. Is this retaliation?
Joseph D. Allen
Joseph D. Allen answered on Jul 28, 2020

It depends. Proximity in time to the employee's protected activity is one factor a court may consider- though generally insufficient by itself. In simple terms, the question is really whether the adverse employment action (new PIP/demotion) was justified by the facts- or was motivated by... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Military Law for Maryland on
Q: What type of lawyer do I need to sue someone for harassment/stalking?

I have been photographed without my consent multiple times in a publicly used area. These photographs, along with phone calls, have been used to instigate issues with our housing management, we aren't sure to what end. These individuals have tried to bring us to court under pretenses, and one... Read more »

Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk answered on Jun 6, 2020

You can file for a civil peace order, and discuss the case with the police department or take out an application for statement of charges at the commissioner's office. You can also speak with a civil litigator about injunctive relief, defamation, false light and other civil claims wherein you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Maryland on
Q: Joining the Army, but bump in the road. What should I do? Please read carefully

When I was 18 I tried to join the Navy. At the time, I was prescribed to Adderal. The military requires a waiver form in order to allow people who had ADHD to join. However, my Navy Recruiter at the time KNEW this and said “don’t worry, it’s just extra paperwork, if they ask you anything you... Read more »

Joseph D. Allen
Joseph D. Allen answered on Nov 15, 2018

It wouldn't help anything to lie about the previous incident. If you know the name of the Navy recruiter, it is odd that they can't find him/her. However, it is very unlikely they would support your story and admit they told you to lie, even if they found them. What doesn't add up... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce, Family Law and Military Law for Maryland on
Q: I am an active military member, i need an experienced lawyer with Military divorce to counsel and represent me
Lynndolyn Tippins Mitchell
Lynndolyn Tippins Mitchell answered on Jun 3, 2018

I have represented active duty military and also have personal experience with the military with respect to pensions and survivor benefits.

Sincerely,

Lynndolyn Mitchell

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