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  • June 10, 2020

Fitzgerald v. Bell: The Discovery Rule Does Not Toll the Statute of Limitation for Negotiable Instruments

A recent decision of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals Banks has clarified an important protection for banks and financial institutions regarding checks and other instruments that it honors.   Banks are often named in lawsuits alleging conversion or wrongful payment of checks. The Uniform Commercial Code, as adopted in Maryland, sets out the statutes of limitations that apply to claims on negotiable instruments. See Md. Code Ann., Com. Law § 3-118. The language of the statute suggests that the limitations period begins to run when the check or instrument is presented for payment.   Maryland generally follows the discovery…

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  • January 8, 2020

Four FSB Attorneys Named in Baltimore Magazine for 2020

Ferguson, Schetelich & Ballew, P.A., is proud to announce that four attorneys at the firm have recently been recognized for excellence in practice by being selected as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars for 2020. Specifically, Craig F. Ballew, Employment and Labor, and Robert L. Ferguson, Jr., Civil Litigation: Defense, made the 2020 list of Maryland Super Lawyers. Furthermore, Jacob L. White, Civil Litigation: Defense, and Daniel S. Baurer, Personal Injury General: Plaintiff, were named to the Maryland Rising Stars list. Mr. Ballew was previously named a Super Lawyer from 2008 through 2009, and again from 2012 through 2019. Mr. Ferguson…

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