Reported Cases

Eccleston and Wolf’s wide-ranging, general civil litigation practice is focused upon insurance-defense litigation, attorney grievance defense and professional malpractice defense.  The following is a list of reported cases in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia jurisdictions, in which the Law Offices of Eccleston and Wolf have been involved:

Additional insurance defense work is done in the areas of products liability, pharmaceutical manufacturer’s liability, automobile tort, premises liability, public entity liability, employment and discrimination claims, technology and general aviation. Eccleston and Wolf is also involved in the direct representation of insurance companies, both rendering coverage advice and acting as defense counsel. The firm also has broad experience representing a wide variety of national, regional, and local retail stores. The claims include premises liability, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, product liability, landlord/tenant indemnification and employment law claims.

The following is a list of reported cases in the Maryland, Virginia and D.C. areas, in which the Law Offices of Eccleston and Wolf have been involved:

Court of Appeals of Maryland

Adler v. Hyman, 334 Md. 568 (1994)
Attorney Grievance Commission v. Dore, 433 Md. 685 (2013)
Atty Griev. Comm’n v. O’Toole, 379 Md. 595 (2004)
Blondell v. Littlepage, 413 Md. 96 (2010)
Board of Trustees v. Grandinetti, 269 Md. 733 (1973)
Chertkof v. Southland Corp., 280 Md. 1 (1977)
Condominium Owners 5-7 Slade Ave. v. Supervisor of Assess., 283 Md. 29 (1978)
Fennell v. Southern MD Hosp. Center, Inc., 320 Md. 776 (1990)
Ferguson v Cramer, 379 Md. 760 (1998)
Figueiredo-Torres v. Nickel, 321 Md. 642 (1991)
Flaherty v. Weinberg, 303 Md. 116 (1985)
Inlet Assoc. v. Harrison Inn Inlet, Inc., 324 Md. 254 (1991)
Re: Honorable Bruce S. Lamdin, 404 Md. 631 (2008)
Kilchenstein v. MD Psychiatric Soc., Inc., 321 Md. 499 (1991)
Noble v. Bruce, 349 Md. 730 (1998)
Parler & Wobber v. Miles & Stockbridge, 359 Md. 671 (2000)
Robinson v. Robinson, 328 Md. 507 (1992)
Rogers v. Rogers, 271 Md. 603 (1974)
Stone v. Chicago Title Ins. Co., 330 Md. 329 (1993)
Suder v. Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, 413 Md. 230 (2010)
Thomas v. Bethea, 351 Md. 513 (1998)
Wegad v. Howard Street Jewelers, Inc., 326 Md. 409 (1992)

Court of Special Appeals of Maryland

Berringer v. Steele, 133 Md.App. 442 (2000)
Blondell v. Littlepage,185 Md.App. 123 (2009)
Burwell v. Easton Memorial Hosp., 83 Md.App. 684 (1990)
Catterton v. Coale, 84 Md.App. 337 (1990)
Deitz v. Palaigos, 120 Md.App. 380 (1998)
Dixon v. DeLance, 84 Md.App. 441 (1991)
Douglas v. First Sec. Fed. Sav. Bank, 101 Md.App. 170 (1994)
Edwards v. Demedis, 118 Md.App. 541 (1997)
Ferguson v. Cramer, 116 Md.App. 99 (1997)
Green v. Ford Motor Credit Co., 152 Md.App. 32 (2003)
Harris v. Bridgford, 153 Md.App. 193 (2003)
Homa v. Friendly Mobile Manor, 93 Md.App. 337 (1992)
Hooper v. Gill, 79 Md.App. 437 (1989)
Howard v. Montgomery Mut. Ins. Co., 145 Md.App. 549 (2002)
Howard St. Jewelers, Inc. v. Wegad, 87 Md.App. 351 (1991)
Humphrey v. Herridge, 103 Md.App. 238 (1995)
Jacob v. Davis, 128 Md.App. 433 (1999)
John J. Kirlin, Inc. v. Gaco Systems, Inc., 80 Md.App. 506 (1989)
Kirgan v. Parks, 60 Md.App. 1 (1984)
Kurstin v. Bromberg, 191 Md.App. 124 (2010)
Kurstin v. Bromberg, 191 Md.App. 124, 900 A.2d 594 (2010)
Mary Thomas v. Panco Management of Maryland, LLC, et al., 195 Md.App. 245 (2010)
Mixter v. Farmer, 215 Md.App. 536 (2-13)
Peter N. Yaffe, et al. v. Scarlett Place Residential Condominium, Inc., et al., 205 Md.App. 429 (2012)
Reinhardt v. Anne Arundel Co., 31 Md.App. 355 (1976)
Supik v. Bodie, NagleDolina, Smith & Hobbs, P.A., 152 Md.App.
Tafflin v. Levitt, 92 Md.App. 375 (1992)
Taylor v. Feissner, 103 Md.App. 356 (1995)
Woodruff v. Trepel, 125 Md.App. 381 (1999)
Wright v. Trotta, 34 Md.App. 309 (1976)

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Bleck v. Power, 955 A. 2d 712 (D.C. 2008)
Democratic State Committee of District of Columbia Per Bebchick, 706 A. 2d 569 (D.C. 1998)
Grimes v. District of Columbia, Business Decisions Information and Welton Williams, 89 A. 3d 107 (2014)

Circuit Courts of Virginia

Cordova v. Alper, 64 Va.Cir. 87 (Fairfax Co. 2004)

United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Alcolac v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 716 F.Supp. 1541 (D. Md. 1989)
AgGro Services Co. v. Sophia Land Co., 8 F.Supp.2d 495 (D. Md. 1997)
Brown v. Housing Authority of Calvert Co., 150 F.Supp.2d 856 (D. Md. 2001)
Camden v. Md., 910 F.Supp. 115 (D. Md. 1996)
Continental Ins. Co. v. Walker, 171 FRD 183 (D. Md. 1997)
Coots v. Allstate Life Ins. Co., 313 F.Supp.2d 539 (D. Md. 2004)
Daiz v. Life Ins. Co. of No. America, 215 F.Supp.2d 645 (D. Md. 2002)
Daniel v. Nat’l Cas. Ins. Co., No. CV G-13-1519, 2015 WL 5694287 (D. Md. Sept. 25, 2015)
Daso v. The Grafton School, 181 F.Supp.2d 485 (D. Md. 2002)
Diggs v. The Housing Authority, City of Frederick, 67 F.Supp.2d 522 (D. Md. 1999)
Gee v. Lucky Realty Homes, 210 F.Supp.2d 732 (D. Md. 2002)
Gross v. King David Bistro, 83 F.Supp.2d 597 (D. Md. 2000)
Hepburn v. Athelas Institute, Inc., 324 F.Supp.2d 752 (D. Md. 2004)
Jersey Heights Neighborhood Ass’n. v. Glendening, 2 F.Supp.2d 772 (D. Md. 1998)
Jones v. The Fisher Law Group, 334 F.Supp.2d 847 (D. Md. 2004)
Korotki v. Attorney Services Corp., 931 F.Supp. 1269 (D. Md. 1996)
McGinty v. Player, 396 F.Supp.2d 593 (D.Md. 2005)
Miller v. U.S.A., 308 F.Supp.2d 604 (D. Md. 2003)
Mobile Diagnostech v. Cohen, 267 B.R. 530 (D. Md. 2001)
Muir v. Navy Fed. Credit Union, 2010 U.S. Dist.Lexis 103025
NARDA v. Rhode Island Hospital Trust, 744 F.Supp. 685 (D. Md. 1990)
Nat’l. City Mtg. Co. v. Navarro, 220 FRD 102 (D. Md. 2004)
Neighborhood Development Collaborative v. Murphy, 233 F.R.D. 436 (D. Md. 2005)
One Beacon Ins. and Pennyslvania General Ins. Co. v. Metro Redi-Mix, Inc., 427 F.Supp.2d 574 (D.Md. 2006)
Robinson v. Fountainhead Title Group Corp., 447 F.Supp.2d 478 (D. Md. 2006)
Rahman v. Oncology Assoc.
, 269 B.R. 139 (D. Md. 2001)
Roginsky v. Blake, 131 F.Supp.2d 715 (D. Md. 2000)
Royal Ins. Co. v. Miles & Stockbridge, 142 F.Supp.2d 676 (D. Md. 2001)
Schweizer v. Keating, 150 F.Supp.2d 830 (D. Md. 2001)
Sheahy v. Primus Automotive Financial Services, 284 F.Supp.2d 278 (D. Md. 2003)
Sherman v. Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity, 128 F.Supp.2d 842 (D. Md. 2001)
Shilling v. Northwestern Mut. Life Ins. Co., 423 F.Supp.2d 513 (D. Md. 2006)
Superior Bank v. Tandem Nat’l. Mtg., 197 F.Supp.2d 298 (D. Md. 2000)
Superior Painting & Contracting v. Walton Technology, 207 F.Supp.2d 391 (D. Md. 2002)
Taylor v. Mayor & City Council, 194 FRD 512 (D. Md. 2000)
Taylor v. Mount Oak Manor Homeowners Ass’n., 11 F.Supp.2d 753 (D. Md. 1998)
Top Flight Aviation v. Wash. Co. Regional Airport Commission, 224 F.Supp.2d 966 (D. Md. 2002)
U.S. Bank Trust v. Nielson Enterprises, 232 F.Supp.2d 500 (D. Md. 2002)
Williams v. Anderson, 753 F.Supp. 1306 (D. Md. 1990)
Wilson v. Clancy, 747 F.Supp. 1154 (D. Md. 1990)
Wilson v. Eli Lilly & Co., 222 FRD 99 (D. Md. 2004)

United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Am. Ctr. for Civil Justice v. Ambush, 794 F. Supp. 2d 123 (D.D.C. 2011)
Berkeley v. Home Ins. Co., 964 F.Supp. 499 (D. D.C. 1997)
Building Services Unlimited v. Riley, 238 F.Supp.2d 255 (D. D.C. 2002)
Burt v. Barry, 962 F.Supp. 185 (D. D.C. 1997)
Cooper v. First Gov’t. Mtg. & Investors, 216 FRD 130 (D. D.C. 2002)
Ervin & Assoc. v. The Hamilton Securities Group, Inc., 370 F.Supp.2d 18 (D. D.C. 2005)
Ferenec v. World Child, 977 F.Supp. 56 (D. D.C. 1997)
Fisher v. Network Software Assoc., 377 F.Supp.2d 195 (D. D.C. 2005)
FTC v. Capital City Mtg. Corp., 321 F.Supp.2d 16 (D. D.C. 2004)
Handy v. Shaw, Bransford, Veilleax and Roth, 2006 U.S. Dist. Lexus 92715
Lacey v. Wing, 360 F.Supp.2d 31 (D. D.C. 2003)
Lapoint v. Mid-Atlantic Settlement Services, 256 F.Supp.2d 1 (D. D.C. 2003)
Lightfoot v. The District of Columbia, 233 F.R.D. 28 (D.D.C. 2006)
Middlebrooks v. Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata, 671 F. Supp. 2d 61, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110795 (D.D.C. 2009)
Muir v. Navy Federal Credit Union, 366 F.Supp. 221 (D. D.C. 2005)
National R.R. Passenger Corp. v. Lexington Ins. Co., 357 F.Supp.2d 287 (D. D.C. 2005)
In Re NBW Commercial Paper Litigation, 826 F.Supp. 1448 (D. D.C. 1992)
Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America v. The District of Columbia, 406 F.Supp.2d 56 (D.D.C. 2005)
Phillips v. Federal Bureau of Prisons, 271 F.Supp.2d 97 (D. D.C. 2003)
Raboya v. Shrybman & Assoc., 777 F.Supp. 58 (D. D.C. 1991)
Shenandoah Assoc. v. Tirana, 182 F.Supp.2d 14 (D. D.C. 2001)
Young v. 1st Am. Financial Services, 191 FRD 1 (D. D.C. 1999)
YWCA v. Allstate Ins. Co., 214 FRD1 (D. D.C. 2003)

United States District Courts of Virginia

Michigan Mutual Ins. Co. v. Smoot, 149 F.Supp.2d 229 (E.D. Va. 2001)
Morrow Corp. v. Harleysville Mut. Ins. Co., 110 F.Supp.2d 441 (E.D. Va. 2000)
Solers v. Hartford Cas. Ins. Co., 146 F.Supp.2d 785 (E.D. Va. 2001)
Umpreyville v. Gittins, 662 F.Supp.2d 501 (W.D.Va. 2009), aff’d, 2010 U.S. App. Lexis 3546
(4th Cir 2010)

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Muir v. Navy Federal Credit Union, 529 F.3d 1100 (D.C. Cir. 2008)

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Eastern Publishing & Advertising, Inc. v. Chesapeake Publishing & Advertising, Inc., 895 F.2d 971
(4th Cir. 1990)
Painter’s Mill Grille, LLC v. Brown, 716 F.3d 342 (4th Cir. 2013)
Reuber v. Food Chemical News, Inc., 925 F.2d 703 (4th Cir. 1991)
Superformance International, Inc. v. Hartford Casualty Ins. Co., 332 F.3d 215 (4th Cir. 2003)
Wheatley v. Wicomico Co., 390 F.3d 328 (4th Cir. 2005)
Zolfaghari v. Sheikholeslami, 943 F.2d 451 (4th Cir. 1991)

Virginia Supreme Court

Mansfield v. Bernabei, 284 Va. 116, 727 S.E.2d 69 (2012)