When Jim Archibald and I wrote Pleading Causes of Action in Maryland several years ago, our goal was to help every courtroom attorney in Maryland better analyze the strengths and weaknesses of their cases as they prepared initial pleadings in both state and federal courts. We wanted to offer straightforward, yet comprehensive advice, individually tailored to address the specifics of virtually every cause of action in Maryland.
Now, in response to public demand, we’ve brought the book even more up-to-date, with Pleading Causes of Action in Maryland, Fifth Edition, available for purchase, starting this month, through the Maryland State Bar Association. With this Fifth Edition, we not only bring the book current through December 2012 but we’ve also done our best to make the book even more comprehensive, with concise, yet individual treatment of more than 130 causes of action – including citations to over 1,700 cases, 380 sections of the Maryland Code Annotated, and 200 provisions of the Maryland Rules.
One area of extensive revision in Pleading Causes of Action in Maryland, Fifth Edition, is Section 6.19, which focuses on foreclosure proceedings. Our revisions reflect the myriad new rules and regulations created by the Maryland legislature since 2008, in response to the avalanche of foreclosure filings – and the widespread abuses – that have occurred in recent years. As the legislature is likely to continue revising foreclosure laws going forward, practitioners are advised to consult the latest statutory enactments, along with amendments to the Code of Maryland Regulations and Title 14 of the Maryland Rules.
To purchase a copy of Pleading Causes of Action in Maryland, Fifth Edition, click here or contact the Maryland State Bar Association.