Will the Obergefell Decision Affect Healthcare Benefits?

In the wake of the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the nation, employers are reevaluating health benefits to include same-sex spouses. However, these adjustments may jeopardize the healthcare benefits for those in domestic partnerships, unmarried unions and common law marriages.  The landmark decision regarding same-sex marriage not only altered laws regarding marriage equality,…

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Understanding Bankruptcy Exemptions

When filing for bankruptcy, one is not required to surrender all of their assets and property. Exemptions allow protection for certain property and at times its’ value, depending on the type of bankruptcy that has been filed. Bankruptcy exemptions safeguard certain possessions and property, or adjust how payments are made, when filing for Chapter 7…

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Rules Order Issued Amending the Motion for Summary Judgment Rule

On March 2, 2015, the Court of Appeals issued a Rules Order amending the Motion for Summary Judgment Rule (Md. Rule 2-501). Before the amendment, the rule permitted the making (written or oral) of a motion for summary judgment, at essentially any time during the proceeding, even after any deadline imposed by a scheduling order.…

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Bodie Presents Wrongful Death Seminar May 7

Christopher M. McNally of Bodie will be joining the Honorable Vicki Ballou-Watts and Judson H. Lipowitz and Paul J. Schwab of Azrael, Franz, Schwab and Lipowitz LLC on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 4:30 P.M. for Wrongful Death 2015, the BCBA wrongful death seminar. Using fact patterns and sample forms the panel will discuss various legal,…

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Bodie Law Sponsors American Heart Association’s 2nd Annual “Heart Ball”

Bodie, Attorneys at Law sponsored for the 2nd year in a row the American Heart Association’s annual “Heart Ball” which was held in Philadelphia, PA this past Saturday, February 7, 2015. The Heart Ball helped to raise money for research into heart disease and stroke prevention and treatment. In attendance were attorneys S. Todd Willson,Winn C. Friddell, Christopher M. McNally and…

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Eight Ways to Protect Yourself Against HIPAA Breaches

Breaches of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) occur more frequently than you might think. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), there is an estimated 19,000 HIPAA breaches reported annually. Any unauthorized disclosure of individually identifiable protected health information (PHI) by a covered entity, its business associate or…

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Before You File: 5 Considerations to Make During a Divorce

The divorce lawyers at Bodie Law discuss things that should be taken into consideration before filing for divorce. The potential end of a marriage can be such an emotionally charged situation that it’s often tempting to act in anger … and without thinking things through.  Stepping away from heated emotions to formulate a plan before…

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Family Feud: 4 Things Siblings Will Quarrel Over

The estate planning attorneys at Bodie Law discuss the common areas of disagreement for siblings dealing with situations in settling an estate. A parent’s serious illness or passing is already fraught with emotion.  But the aftermath can be even more difficult when siblings disagree about matters related to medical care or the settling of an…

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Divorce Mistakes That Can Derail Your Retirement Plans

Unfortunately many people make major mistakes regarding their retirement long before a divorce.  The biggest mistake for the economically dependent spouse is to fail to have retirement savings in their own name.  During a marriage many people are trusting and make the decision to put all retirement saving in one spouse’s name, usually the spouse…

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Bodie Names New Partner

Bodie recently named Christopher M. McNally as a new partner to the firm. Mr. McNally has been an attorney with the Firm since 2006 as an associate attorney. McNally has spent his career working on large and complex cases with a concentration in the defense of long-term care (LTC) institutions, nurses and caregivers in complex…

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