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Maryland Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Redskins Players

August 23, 2012

In the case of Tupa v. Pro-Football, Inc., the lower courts in Maryland found that the state has jurisdiction over injuries suffered by Washington Redskins players while playing or practicing at FedEx Field—a finding confirmed by the Maryland Court of Appeals.

The courts also overruled the longstanding Rowe v. Baltimore Colts precedent. This case has been used since 1983 to deny professional athletes workers’ compensation benefits on the grounds that injuries were expected. The court cited that it is a “conspicuously wrong idea that football injuries should not be considered accidental because football is a dangerous sport fraught with expectation of injury.”

At ChasenBoscolo, we are very happy for Mr. Tupa and all of the future players he has helped by standing up and fighting for these important issues!

Football Players Take Workers’ Compensation Cases to Maryland Court

June 6, 2012

Several professional football players, including former Baltimore Raven, Darnerien McCants, have taken cases to the Maryland court system arguing that the NFL and its teams should be held accountable for paying workers’ compensation benefits. McCants’ lawyer, Benjamin Boscolo, argued that many of the games he played took place in Maryland, making the state the appropriate venue to receive benefits despite the fact that his injuries occurred in another state. Each state’s rules differ regarding who can receive benefits and how much they can receive, which can leave many professional athletes questioning how to obtain the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve. Read how ChasenBoscolo fights for the benefits of injured professional athletes here.

Ben Boscolo Inducted Into College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

March 15, 2012

On March 10, 2012, Benjamin Boscolo was inducted into the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in San Antonio, Texas. The college honors top attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the field of workers’ compensation. Inductees are selected for displaying outstanding traits developed over the course of their long careers, including a commitment to high professional and ethical standards.

Members of the college must maintain certain qualities in their practice, including acting as a model of professionalism for new attorneys, displaying civility in trials, demonstrating an active interest in resolving issues and continuously increasing knowledge in all areas of the law.

To become a member of the college, Benjamin took an oath swearing to commit himself to a lifelong dedication to the highest standards of professional conduct, integrity and respect for the legal process and its participants.

Lyn and Barry Chasen Fund Scholarship

November 4, 2011

Congratulations to the winners of the Lyn and Barry Chasen Fund scholarship at the University of Maryland University College! This program provides scholarship assistance to seven individuals pursuing their educational dreams. This year’s recipients include an active duty officer in the U.S. Air Force, several stay-at-home moms and a husband and father of two sons, who will be the first person in his family to earn a college degree. Lyn and Barry are delighted their efforts enable people to pursue their dreams, provide for their families and improve the communities in which they live.

Operation Care Package 5k

October 2, 2010

ChasenBoscolo was a Silver sponsor for the Operation Care Package 5k, which raised $10,000 for supplies for soldiers serving overseas. Among other things, soldiers requested Hacky Sacks, character Band-Aids and Skittles to give to local kids. In addition to gathering supplies, Operation Care Package also provides services, such as plumbing, to people living near bases. Visit our Facebook page for more information and photos.

Drunk Driving: Over the Limit, Under Arrest

August 20 – September 6, 2010

ChasenBoscolo proudly supports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration‘s national enforcement effort—Drunk Driving: Over the Limit, Under Arrest—that aims to crack down on impaired driving and reduce roadway fatalities. Read the National Crackdown page by ChasenBoscolo Car Accident Lawyers.

ChasenBoscolo Wins Landmark Case Representing Former NHL Hockey Player, Jamie Huscroft—Ruling Paves Way for Other Injured Pro Athletes in D.C.

August 2, 2010

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals upheld an award of District of Columbia workers’ compensation benefits to a former minor league player in the Washington Capitals hockey organization, Jamie Huscroft (No. 08-AA-1476). The outcome of the case enables minor league professional athletes under two-way contracts to seek workers’ compensation benefits from the parent club. Read the official press release for Jamie Huscroft’s workers’ compensation claim.

Attorney Benjamin Boscolo Named in Montclair Who’s Who Among Law Professionals

April 2010

ChasenBoscolo attorney Benjamin Boscolo has been named in the Montclair Who’s Who Among Law Professionals (2010-2011 Edition), which recognizes men and women of excellence in the legal profession throughout North America.

“The Montclair Who’s Who recognizes individuals of the highest caliber of professionalism within our legal system,” Mr. Boscolo said. “I am honored to be included in their publication and accompanied by such notable global thought leaders and influencers in the legal field.”

Attorney Tom Teodori Accepted Into Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

April 2010

Partnering attorney Tom Teodori was recently awarded membership to Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, two of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. The groups award lawyers who have demonstrated, in an objective and tangible way, their abilities to accomplish superior results in complex cases. Less than 1 percent of the nation’s lawyers are members.

“I am honored to become a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum,” Mr. Teodori said. “To be included among the country’s top lawyers is personally satisfying. More importantly, however, it is representative of the service our clients can expect from ChasenBoscolo.”

ChasenBoscolo Featured on Washington, D.C.’s National Public Radio

April 2010

ChasenBoscolo’s partnering attorney, Tom Teodori, discusses the dangers of distracted driving and pedestrian texting on Washington, D.C.’s National Public Radio (WAMU 88.5) on Thursday, April 1, 2010, at 6:45 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. Tune in to get the facts on these two important topics or click to listen to the “Conversation” interview with Michael Cottman. More information on distracted driving and texting can be found on ChasenBoscolo’s Facebook page.