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

July 5, 2017

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…

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.

June 12, 2017

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…

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.

March 31, 2017

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…

Statute of Limitations: Inquiry Notice

February 28, 2017

In Windesheim v. Larocca, 443 Md. 312 (2015), the Court of Appeals discussed Maryland’s statute of limitations in detail, and reaffirmed its holding in Bank of New York v. Sheff, 382 Md. 235 (2004). In Windesheim, Borrowers filed a putative class action lawsuit against PNC Mortgage and PNC’s Loan Officer, Suzanne Windesheim, as well as…

Cautionary Notes with Unbundling Legal Services

February 28, 2017

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…

Social Media Evidence Requires Higher Authentication Standard in Maryland

February 28, 2017

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…

When and Why You Need Tail Insurance

February 23, 2017

One of the least understood or appreciated provisions in the typical lawyer professional liability insurance policy is when and why you need tail insurance; the option to purchase an extended claims reporting period, commonly referred to as a “tail”. Many lawyers have never read their errors and omissions policy and are completely unaware of the…

Oh No! A Letter from Bar Counsel…

February 23, 2017

What To Do If You Receive a Letter from Bar Counsel According to its Annual Report, the Attorney Grievance Commission sends out roughly 2,000 complaint letters each year. Approximately 75% of these initial inquiry letters are dismissed after receiving a well reasoned response. All too often however, matters that might have been promptly resolved with…