In 2012, 21st Century Fox Inc. and others sued DISH Network. The business litigation surrounded DISH's use of certain technology that allowed subscribers across the country, including those in Maryland, to skip commercials, among other things. The companies who filed suit, including Fox, alleged that they could lose advertising revenue and that DISH infringed on their copyrights by using what was described as video-on-demand technology.
There is much more to starting a Maryland business then just diving head long into selling goods or services. Numerous issues need to be addressed and resolved before opening a new business. Two of the most important ones are to choose a name for the business and create a business plan. If these issues are not taken care of, the chance to succeed could be lost.