Jury Duty Changes to Know as Maryland Courts Reopen This Month

October 15, 2020
Gavel representing Maryland courts as they reopen this October.

This month on October 5th, Maryland resumed jury trials, hoping to bring some sense of normalcy to this tumultuous and unprecedented year. However, although some courts have reopened, it is important to note that there have been many procedural changes that vary by county. Here, the attorneys at Eccleston & Wolf discuss the changes to…

“Business Associate” to Pay $2.3 Million After HIPAA Data Breach

October 1, 2020
Website code used to represent a HIPAA data breach from CHSPSC.

On September 23, 2020, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) within the U.S. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that CHSPSC, LLC, or Community Health Systems, must pay a $2.3 million settlement after a data breach occurred that affected 6 million individuals. Here, Maryland, D.C., and Virginia attorneys at Eccleston & Wolf…

Maryland Adopts Daubert Standard for Expert Testimony

September 28, 2020
Witness presenting an expert testimony within court.

The law has grown for centuries, using precedence as a means of determining certain cases. Two of these cases include Frye v. United States (1923) and Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals (1993), both of which relate to the admissibility of expert witness testimony.  Here, the Maryland attorneys at Eccleston & Wolf discuss the use of…

Statute of Limitations for Underinsured Motorist Claims

July 29, 2020

In Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co. v. Shilling, 468 Md. 239 (2019), the Court of Appeals of Maryland recently clarified that the statute of limitations applicable to a claim for underinsured motorist benefits does not begin to run until the insurance carrier denies the insured’s demand for benefits. What is Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage? Drivers…

Eccleston and Wolf Attorneys and Bar Counsel Conduct CLE for MSBA on Risk Management for Lawyers

July 15, 2020

On July 9, 2020, Steve Cornelius, Al Frederick and Glenn Grossman from the Law Offices of Eccleston and Wolf, conducted a live webinar with Bar Counsel, Lydia Lawless, for a review of risk avoidance issues and techniques for lawyers on the subjects of social media, liens, escrow management and other topics.

Eccleston and Wolf Attorneys Speak on Judicial Discipline

May 29, 2020

On May 28, Al Frederick was among a panel of lawyers speaking to the Maryland Conference of Circuit Court Judges Annual meeting on the topic of Judicial Discipline.  Judges from both the Circuit and District Courts were in attendance.

An Overview of Methods to Calculate Civil Monetary Penalties for Both Group and Non-Group Plans Offered by the CMS

May 20, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed methods to calculate monetary penalties for group and non-group health plans that fail to comply with Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) reporting requirements. These civil money penalties, or CMPs, will be imposed on group health plans (GHPs) or non‑group health plans (NGHPs) as a strategy to…

Professional Ethics: Avoid AGC Complaints Where You Can, Win Where You Must

April 1, 2020

Glenn Grossman participated with District Court Designate Judge Dolores Dorsainvil in a program entitled “Professional Ethics: Avoid AGC Complaints Where You Can, Win Where You Must.”  The program, sponsored by the Professional Ethics Committee of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, was held on March 5th and attracted some 50 lawyers and judges. The panelists discussed…

EEOC Enforcement and Litigation Data for Fiscal Year 2019 Shows Downward Trend in Amount of Workplace Harassment Charges

March 19, 2020

In late January 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released breakdowns of the total amount of workplace discrimination charges the agency received in the 2019 fiscal year. Here, the attorneys at Eccleston & Wolf provide an overview of the comprehensive enforcement and litigation statistics provided by the EEOC as well as significant trends…

Eccleston Attorneys Host a Risk Management and Aging in Place Program

February 24, 2020

On February 18, Al Frederick, among others, presented a program to the Baltimore County Bar Association (Estate and Trust Lawyers) on risk management and the aging population. The program focused on suggestions and issues posed by clients who may be under a disability as well as the use of retainer agreements as a risk management…