Civil litigation is a broad term that encompasses legal disputes in which one party seeks monetary damages or other civil relief from others. Personal injury and family law cases are only two common types of civil cases that the Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Bloom provides representation for. Our firm is a full service general litigation firm that handles many types of civil suits, to include:
Mr. Bloom handles collections cases on behalf of debtors and creditors in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He has represented hospitals, financial institutions, small business owners and individuals who are seeking repayment of monies owed under all manner of agreements.
Due to the extensive experience he has acquired in representing creditors, Mr. Bloom also knows certain tricks of the trade which he uses to successfully defend against collection cases on behalf of individuals. The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Bloom firmly believes it can achieve a more favorable result for debtors than those individuals would achieve if unrepresented.
• Employment Disputes
In the area of employment law, our firm represents clients with wage and hour loss claims, failure to pay overtime claims, trade secret litigation, and non-competition agreement litigation.
Wage and Hour Loss Cases: Maryland has a body of law that is designed to protect employees, particularly those with limited bargaining power, from being taken advantage of by their current or former employers. As a result, certain types of employees who were not compensated appropriately can claim treble damages (meaning a punitive multiplier of the actual lost wages). This aspect of Maryland wage law acts to dissuade employers from failing to pay wages in a timely manner in the first place.
Non-Compete Cases: Mr. Bloom handles non-competition agreement litigation. A non- competition agreement is generally a contract that restricts an employee’s rights following a termination of the employment relationship. Non-competes can be very helpful to businesses in protecting their trade secrets, proprietary information, and market position. Likewise, these agreements can be terribly restrictive for employees who are left in the precarious situation of being prohibited from finding gainful employment in the field in their chosen field. Due to employer overreaching, non-compete agreements are not always enforceable especially in cases where extreme restrictions are imposed on the employee. Mr. Bloom has helped clients get out of non-compete restrictions and has helped businesses enforce such agreements by litigation and crafting an agreement that is carefully designed to be upheld by Maryland courts.
• Structured Settlement Approval Petitions
Our firm represents factoring companies that are seeking court approval of a transfer of structured settlement payment rights. Jeffrey R. Bloom is well versed in the special procedural rules that apply to these transactions and works to present an effective argument to courts on behalf of the factoring companies he represents.
• Insurance Claims
Insurance and insurance carriers play a significant role in civil litigation especially in the areas of personal injury law, professional malpractice matters, property damage cases, and subrogation. Mr. Bloom has handled a wide variety of insurance claims effectively for his clients. His clients have routinely been made whole on claims made with respect to business interruption insurance policies, homeowner’s policies, automobile insurance policies, and umbrella policies.
• Temporary Restraining Orders and Injunctive Relief
A Temporary Restraining Order and an Injunction are equitable remedies by which a court can direct someone to do a specific act or refrain from conducting themselves in a certain way. Litigants often request injunctive relief in harassment, abuse, civil nuisance, trade secret, non-compete, and all manner of employment related disputes. Jeffrey R. Bloom, having handled a variety of injunctive relief cases, is well versed in the unique procedural process by which a party seeks injunctive relief in Maryland and takes pride in fashioning effective equitable relief claims.
• Business Litigation and Partnership Disputes
Business disputes between companies and within partnerships often end up in litigation. The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Bloom represents individuals and businesses in civil litigation arising from failed contractual relationships, management disputes, and the dissolution of closely held corporations. In doing so, Mr. Bloom recognizes that prevailing in litigation is not the only concern for business litigants who must also be cognizant of harming their business interests. As a result, our firm attempts to design flexible litigation plans so as to achieve our client’s litigation and financial goals.