New York Supreme Court Sustains Woman Lacrosse Player’s Personal Injury Claim Brought By RWL Against NCAA

NCAA Rule Prohibiting Protective Helmets Exposed Student-Athlete to Risks That Were “Unreasonably Increased” Court allows personal injury claim by lacrosse player who sustained multiple concussions BALTIMORE, MD, September 14, 2017 – A New York court has held that a former Hofstra University lacrosse player from Annapolis, Maryland, Samantha Greiber, may proceed with a claim for…

RWL Seeks Equal Protection For Women Lacrosse Players In NCAA Concussion Class Action

FORMER LACROSSE PLAYER’S OBJECTION TO NCAA CONCUSSION CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT SEEKS EQUAL PROTECTION FOR WOMEN Court filing urges helmet requirements to protect women lacrosse players BALTIMORE, MD, August 29, 2017 – A former National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) women’s lacrosse player has filed an Objection to a proposed settlement of NCAA concussion-focused class-action litigation, because…

Arnold Weiner and Michael Berman Successful in Oral Argument Before Maryland Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals grants medical marijuana growers’ right to intervene By: Bryan P. Sears Daily Record Government Reporter July 28, 2017 Maryland’s top court has granted eight medical marijuana growers the right to intervene in a lawsuit that could delay the state’s fledgling program. The Court of Appeals, one day after a rare July hearing,…

Arnold M. Weiner and Michael D. Berman Argue Before Maryland Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals considers lawsuit over state’s medical cannabis licenses By: Bryan P. Sears Daily Record Government Reporter July 27, 2017 ANNAPOLIS — An attorney representing the state’s medical cannabis commission told Maryland’s highest court Thursday that members of an association of marijuana growers and processors should be allowed to intervene in a lawsuit over…

Managing Partner Alan Rifkin Joins 25th Anniversary Celebration of Those Involved in Creating Camden Yards

http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/2017/06/05/People-and-Pop-Culture/Names.aspx?hl=oriole%20park%20at%20camden%20yards&sc=0 SportsBusiness Daily – Names In The News June 5, 2017 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: As part of a season-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a number of the key execs involved in the ballpark’s construction gathered in Baltimore over the weekend for a dinner Friday night and the Red Sox-Orioles…

Maryland’s highest court stops medical marijuana hearing

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-medical-marijuana-hearing-20170602-story.html Maryland’s highest court stops medical marijuana hearing The Baltimore Sun June, 2, 2017, Erin Cox  Maryland’s highest court on Friday intervened to stop a case that threatened to upend the medical marijuana industry. The Court of Appeals blocked a Baltimore judge from holding a scheduled hearing about whether to put the entire cannabis program…

Barry Gogel Voted University of Maryland School of Law’s Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year

RWL partner Barry Gogel was voted the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law’s Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year by its student body. On April 4, 2017, the School of Law’s Student Bar Association hosted its annual election for best faculty member, adjunct faculty member, staff and student organization for the 2016-2017…

Managing Partner Alan Rifkin’s Comments on the 25th Anniversary of Camden Yards, the Iconic Ballpark that Changed Baseball

http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-camden-yards-impact-20170331-story.html Impact of Camden Yards is debated as it turns 25 Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun April 1, 2017 Before Mayor Kurt Schmoke walked through the cast-iron gates into Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the stadium’s inaugural game in 1992, he said the new ballpark would “help fulfill our dreams not only on the…

Alan M. Rifkin Chairs Panel On Sports Law and Evolving Legal Issues at International Law Conference

BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON ATTORNEY ALAN M. RIFKIN CHAIRS PANEL ON SPORTS LAW AND EVOLVING LEGAL ISSUES AT INTERNATIONAL LAW CONFERENCE Attorneys from around the world gathered at SCG Legal’s 2016 Annual Meeting BALTIMORE, Md., September 28, 2016 – Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC (RWL), announced today that managing partner, Alan M. Rifkin, led a panel session on Evolving Legal…

Michael Berman Co-Authors ESI Article in MSBA’s Maryland Litigator

Michael Berman is a co-author of the article, New ESI Principles in the District of Maryland, which is featured in the January edition of MSBA’s Maryland Litigator newsletter.  The article can be accessed through the below link: http://www.msba.org/uploadedFiles/MSBA/Member_Groups/Sections/Litigation/LitigationJANUARY2017.pdf

Joyce Smithey receives Centers of Influence award from Smart CEO

“When someone meets a good attorney for the first time, that person should feel like a weight has been lifted from her shoulders,” says Joyce E. Smithey. “She should feel informed and empowered to know what can be done. I strive to leave all my clients with that sense of knowledge and empowerment.” Smithey’s dedication…

Baltimore Citybizlist Interview with Arnold Weiner – Part II

Interview by Edwin Warfield at citybizlist Original article