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Limited Circumstances for Wrongful Discharge Claims in Virginia

On February 23, 2017, the Supreme Court of Virginia issued its opinion in Francis v. National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, 293 Va. 167 (2017).  In Francis, the Court relied on its earlier decision in Bowman v. State Bank of Keedysville, 229 Va. 534 (1985), which established a public policy exception to Virginia’s… Read More

Attorney Richard Berwanger Discusses Legal Ethics with the Frederick and Harford County Bars

On May 31, 2017, Eccleston & Wolf attorney Richard Berwanger, along with insurance representatives, gave a presentation to several members of the Frederick County Bar regarding ethical issues that attorneys frequently encounter in their daily practice. The topics addressed during the presentation included conflicts of interest, scams directed to attorneys, scope of representation, and defensive… Read More

Eccleston & Wolf Attorney Erin Risch Speaks at the Maryland State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting

On June 15, 2017, Eccleston & Wolf attorney Erin Risch spoke at the Maryland State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in Ocean City. The presentation entitled “FACEBOOK FOLLIES (AND OTHER CAUTIONARY TALES FOR LAWYERS USING SOCIAL MEDIA)” was sponsored by the Professionalism Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association and offered ethics guidance and risk management… Read More

Eccleston & Wolf Attorney Gregg Viola Presents to Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland, Inc. at its Annual Meeting

On June 16, 2017, Eccleston & Wolf attorney Gregg Viola presented to the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland, Inc. at its annual meeting at Camden Yards.  The presentation centered on practice pointers to avoid pitfalls when using social media. Attorneys at Eccleston and Wolf regularly participate in speaking engagements and are frequently requested by individuals… Read More

Eccleston and Wolf attorneys Steve Cornelius and Gregg Viola published an article in The Maryland Litigator regarding the failure to repay Medicare Part C liens, including recent trends from litigation across the country, potential exposure to settling insurers, attorneys and parties, and practice pointers for litigators to limit their exposure.

Repaying Medicare Advantage (Part C) liens – is anyone safe? By Stephen M. Cornelius and Gregg E. Viola Every litigator knows, or certainly should know, that it is imperative to timely repay Medicare liens after a case is resolved.  The law and procedures for identifying standard Medicare Parts A and B liens, appealing the amount… Read More

Glenn Grossman, Esq., former Maryland Bar Counsel, joins Eccleston and Wolf to defend Attorney Grievance Commission (AGC) matters and provide ethical advice to Maryland lawyers.

Eccleston and Wolf is pleased to announce that former Maryland Bar Counsel, Glenn M. Grossman, recently joined the firm as an attorney.  As recently reported by The Daily Record, at Eccleston and Wolf, Mr. Grossman’s practice will be focused upon the defense of attorney grievance matters, analyzing attorney ethics matters and providing ethical advice, as… Read More

Cautionary Notes with Unbundling Legal Services

Unbundled legal service is a method of legal service delivery that allows attorneys to (1) break down legal tasks of their clients and (2) provide limited representation only pertaining to a clearly defined portion of the client’s legal needs. Upon the completion of an attorney’s limited representation, the remainder of the client’s legal responsibilities is… Read More

Social Media Evidence Requires Higher Authentication Standard in Maryland

Practitioners face a higher than usual standard when authenticating social media evidence and posts in Maryland courts. In Griffin v. State, the Court of Appeals emphasized the necessity of distinctive characteristics in order to overcome the possibility of manipulation and hacking. More recently, in Sublet v. State, the Court adopted the “reasonable juror” standard. Sublet… Read More