Case Law Summaries

Maryland – What Constitutes Doing Business

MarylandMaryland Digital Copier v. Litigation Logistics, Inc., CA 18-2027, decided August 22, 2019. The U.S. District Court, District for the District of Columbia held that a Maryland corporation that leased copiers, printers, and other equipment from its Maryland office to a law firm in the District of Columbia for a short term project was not barred from bringing a breach of contract action in the District because it was not registered to do business. Providing goods and services across state lines is a fundamental form of interstate commerce and the statute provides that a foreign entity is not doing business in the District by doing business interstate commerce.

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