After 5 nights of hearings before the Anne Arundel County Board of Appeals, Jim Doyle obtained a victory for Maryland Cremation Services, and for business generally in Anne Arundel County. The Board unanimously granted necessary permits to the business, allowing it to move ahead in the process of establishing a funeral home and crematory in the Millersville area of the county. Although located in a commercial park designed and zoned for such businesses, some residents of the area and a homeowners association fought to prevent the business from obtaining county permits. Claims that the proposed business violated zoning laws were completely and totally rejected by the Board in a detailed, 21 page opinion. As a result, this business will be able to provide a valuable and necessary service in the county, and to provide employment as well. In this case a legitimate business sucessfully fought against claims designed to prevent it from opening its establishment. Businesses must be willing to assert their rights and fight, when necessary, for the right to operate. This case shows that those efforts will prevail.