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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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Eccleston and Wolf Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers®

August 27, 2018

Eccleston and Wolf is proud to announce that Al Frederick was recognized as the Lawyer of the Year for his work in Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants in Baltimore, Maryland. Only a single lawyer in a specific practice and location is honored with the “Lawyer of the Year” designation by The Best Lawyers in America©.…

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Eccleston and Wolf attorney, Stacey Moffet, presents with Bar Counsel on sexual harassment and related claims in the law firm setting.

June 19, 2018

On May 4, 2018, Stacey Moffet, along with Bar Counsel, Lydia Lawless, were presenters at the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland’s 124th Annual Meeting & Law Day Celebration on “Sexual Harassment: Ethical Implications and Law Firm Practices.”  The presentation addressed the ethical implications of sexual harassment and related claims in the law firm setting…

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Vicarious Liability for Design Professionals

June 14, 2018

Vicarious Liability Defined Vicarious liability or “imputed liability” is the tort liability that a person or entity has for the acts or omissions of another. Vicarious liability of a principal can result from the acts of independent agents, partners, contractors, and employees. The most typical example of vicarious liability is in the employer-employee context.  Vicarious…

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The Applicability of the Economic Loss Doctrine in Claims Against Design Professionals

April 5, 2018

In many cases the Economic Loss Doctrine (“ELD”) can be utilized to restrict the types of claims that can be asserted against a design professional.  Traditionally, the ELD prohibits a cause of action in tort for purely economic losses in the absence of contractual privity, physical injury to person or property, or the risk of…

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Succession Planning

February 1, 2018

Every bar association has repeatedly encouraged attorneys to plan for the cessation of their practice caused by their death or disability. All too often, this advice is ignored. While certainly such neglect can be a source of concern and conflict for an attorney’s survivors, the most deleterious, even catastrophic, effects are on the attorney’s clients.…

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