RWL Partner Barry Gogel Discusses Benefits of Early Mediation in Daily Record Article – Part 2

https://thedailyrecord.com/2019/11/13/early-mediation-how-to-maximize-efficiency/ Early mediation: How to maximize efficiency By: Barry Gogel and Jeff Trueman November 13, 2019 The success and efficiency of mediation depends, to large degree, on timing. If it occurs too soon, critical facts may not be found and counsel may not be able to determine the scope of the claim or the risk of exposure.…

RWL Partner Barry Gogel Discusses Benefits of Early Mediation in Daily Record Article

https://thedailyrecord.com/2019/11/07/early-mediation-obstacles-to-efficiency/ Early mediation: Obstacles to efficiency By: Special to The Daily Record Jeff Trueman and Barry Gogel November 7, 2019 How often have you filed or defended a case that you knew ought to be settled out of the gate, but it just does not happen? How often does your case settle after the close of expensive and…

RWL Partner Alan Rifkin Interviewed and Quoted by WBAL-AM

https://www.wbal.com/article/413778/21/young-deal-to-keep-preakness-in-baltimore-historic WBAL.com Young: Deal To Keep Preakness In Baltimore “Historic” 10/5/19 There is a tentative deal between Baltimore City and the owners of Pimlico Race Course to keep the Preakness in Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun first reported this morning the Stronach Group will donate the land where the track sits to the city or another entity…

Baltimore Sun – Schmuck: All hail the deal that just might keep the Preakness in Baltimore forever

Baltimore Sun Schmuck: All hail the deal that just might keep the Preakness in Baltimore forever Peter Schmuck, 10/5/19 https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/analysis/schmuck/bs-sp-all-hail-the-new-preakness-deal-20191005-5rhb56sfgzdlhhnvxdhle53l6q-story.html With this new plan, Preakness will likely remain in Baltimore forever; here are some key takeaways from the plan. The deal that has been struck to keep the Preakness in Baltimore in perpetuity still has…

RWL Negotiates Historic Preakness, Pimlico and Laurel Park Deal

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-preakness-pimlico-20191005-6bn5tr3dinfezjmwltujaszgze-story.html Baltimore Sun, 10/5/19 ’Historic’ deal aims to keep Preakness in Baltimore; track owner, city reach agreement after 4 months of talks Jeff Barker, Pamela Wood The city of Baltimore and the owners of the historic but dilapidated Pimlico Race Course have come up with a way to keep the prestigious Preakness Stakes at the…

STUART CHERRY, FORMER DEPUTY LEGAL COUNSEL TO MARYLAND GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN, JOINS RWL

RWL is pleased to announce that Stuart Cherry, former Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor Larry Hogan, has joined the Firm as a partner.  Mr. Cherry is joining the Firm’s Complex and Civil Litigation, Administrative and Regulatory Compliance, and State Contracting and Procurement practice groups. Mr. Cherry served as Deputy Legal Counsel to Maryland Governor Larry…

RWL Partners Chuck Fax and Liesel Schopler in the News – False Claims Act Case to Move Forward

https://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/1195810 Translators Can Move Forward With Army Deal FCA Suit By Daniel Wilson Law360 (September 6, 2019, 9:34 PM EDT) — A Maryland federal judge has allowed a False Claims Act case accusing a DynCorp–AECOM joint venture of lying about being the true employer of workers under multibillion-dollar U.S. Army translation services contracts to move forward, saying most claims had been…

RWL Assists Ripken Baseball to Bring The Ripken Experience to Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

RWL is pleased to have assisted Ripken Baseball to bring this exciting relationship to fruition. https://www.ripkenbaseball.com/news_article/show/1043006 The Ripken Experience at Walt Disney World Resort to Bring Premier Youth Tournaments to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in 2020 By Ripken Baseball, 08/20/19, 1:00PM EDT LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (Aug. 20, 2019) – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex…

RWL Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for 2020

RWL is proud to announce that a number of our attorneys have again been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for its 2020 edition, including: Alan M. Rifkin (Sports Law) Arnold M. Weiner (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, and Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs) Aron U. Raskas (Commercial Litigation) Barry L. Gogel…

Maryland Procurement Alert: MSBCA Holds That a Prospective Offeror was Properly Excluded from Competition Because it Assisted in Drafting the RFP

BEWARE: if you “assist” the State in drafting the Solicitation, you may be disqualified from competing for the contract. Trouble is, what deeds constitute “assistance” are unknown and hardly knowable until after the deeds are done. In MGT Consulting Group, LLC, MSBCA No. 3108, the MSBCA addressed as a matter of first impression whether a…

RWL Partner Alan Rifkin Briefs Maryland Racing Commission on Pimlico and Preakness Stakes Negotiations

Industry, State Officials Tout ‘Seminal Moment’ for Md. Racing June 27, 2019 https://www.marylandmatters.org/2019/06/27/15706-seminalmomentfor-racing/             From left are former Baltimore Development Corp. CEO William H. Cole IV, Stronach Group and Maryland Jockey Club attorney Alan M. Rifkin, and Alan Foreman of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, at a Maryland Racing Commission…

RWL and Managing Partner Alan M. Rifkin in the News

Baltimore withdraws lawsuit aimed at seizing Pimlico racetrack, says talks to begin with owners Ian Duncan The Baltimore Sun June 12, 2019 Baltimore officials withdrew Wednesday a lawsuit against the owners of Pimlico Race Course, abandoning legal confrontation for negotiations over how to rehabilitate the aging venue and keep the running of the Preakness Stakes in the…