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Revisions to the General Mediation Order for Civil Cases

May 9, 2022

The Superior Court of the District of Columbia recently announced revisions to the General Mediation order for Civil Cases. According to Presiding Judge, Anthony Epstein, the main changes fall into three categories:  Clarification of the procedures that lawyers and self-represented parties should follow  Elimination of the requirement that parties must resubmit the Confidential Settlement Statement…

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House And Senate Pass the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021

March 10, 2022

The House and Senate passed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 (The Act), which will go into effect once signed by the President. The law will ban forced arbitration and class action waivers for all claims regarding sexual assault and sexual harassment. It will also expand the original…

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Be Careful with Your Social Media!

October 12, 2021

By: Al Frederick, Eccleston & Wolf The Court of Appeals in the matter styled Attorney Grievance Commission v. Vasiliades, Miscellaneous Docket AG No. 10, September Term 2020, in a case decided on August 16, 2021, disbarred a lawyer for a variety of misdeeds. Included amongst the misdeeds was the lawyer’s inappropriate use of social media.…

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Eccleston and Wolf attorney Steve Cornelius presents on Medicare and lien compliance at the 2021 Hot Tips in Workers’ Compensation virtual CLE

May 18, 2021

On May 13, 2021, Eccleston and Wolf attorney Steve Cornelius, along with an esteemed panel of Maryland attorneys and judges, presented a virtual CLE for the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) Negligence Insurance and Workers’ Compensation Section on “2021 Hot Tips in Workers’ Compensation.”  Steve’s presentation dealt with Medicare and lien compliance, including attorney ethical responsibilities…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Eccleston and Wolf Attorneys Participate in “The Dine Around”

January 29, 2020

Al Frederick and Glenn Grossman participated in the Young Lawyers Dine Around in Frederick County on January 28. The Dine Around is intended by the Young Lawyers Section of the Frederick County Bar to offer exchanges between experienced lawyers and lesser experienced lawyers in a relaxed and easy surrounding. Al and Glenn were pleased to…

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An Overview of Recent Firm Speaking Engagements for November

January 13, 2020

Recently, the attorneys at Eccleston and Wolf attended a number of events and spoke about the development of their respective programs as well as topics related to legal ethics, risk management, the legal advertising sphere and more. Here, the attorneys at Eccleston and Wolf detail recent speaking engagements in which firm members participated. About the…

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Eccleston and Wolf Recognized in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” Rankings

November 15, 2018

The firm is proud to be ranked as a Tier 1 law firm in both the areas of Legal Malpractice and Professional Malpractice Law in the Baltimore, Maryland region by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. Thank you to all who made this possible.

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