Materials and other information provided on the Miles & Stockbridge website are for general informational purposes only and do not constitute solicitation or legal advice. Website materials should never be a substitute for conferring directly with professional legal counsel with respect to your particular legal matters in the appropriate state or other jurisdiction. Never rely upon or take any action with respect to specific, personal legal matters based on information contained on this website. While we attempt to update and maintain the information as accurately as possible, the law changes frequently. Therefore, the website may be incomplete, may contain errors and/or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Miles & Stockbridge disclaims any and all liability with respect to any action you do or do not take in reliance on any material on this website.
The website may include links to external websites maintained by other organizations or agencies and third parties may link to this website. Websites accessible through links are owned and operated by third parties who have no affiliation with Miles & Stockbridge. Miles & Stockbridge does not recommend, endorse, sponsor or approve of the operators of or the content in any linked websites, nor does it have any control over the substance or accuracy of websites accessed through the links. Consequently, Miles & Stockbridge cannot be responsible for and disclaims any and all liability for injury incurred as a result of any use of or reliance on material contained through the links and/or any action the third party website operators may take with respect to you after you have accessed their websites.
Any information contained on this website with respect to results obtained by Miles & Stockbridge lawyers is not meant to indicate that the same or similar results can or will be obtained in other cases or situations. Results will vary depending on the facts and circumstances of each individual matter. Prior results do not predict, warrant or guarantee a similar outcome. Images may be those of actors depicting fictional scenes. References to past or present clients or the circumstances of their specific matters do not constitute testimonials or endorsements by such clients, nor are they a guaranty, warranty or prediction of the outcome of your legal matter.
This website constitutes a “communication” or “solicitation” as defined in Rule 1-400A of the California Rules of Professional Conduct in that it is a message made by and on behalf of attorneys at Miles & Stockbridge who are members of the State Bar of California concerning their availability for professional employment. This website may also constitute advertising pursuant to Rules of Professional Conduct of other states. Please understand that you should never base a decision to retain the legal services of any Miles & Stockbridge lawyer solely upon this website or advertisements of any kind.
If you communicate with us, whether through telephone, email or other means, your communication and our response is not confidential and does not establish an attorney-client relationship between you and either Miles & Stockbridge or any of the firm's attorneys. At Miles & Stockbridge, an attorney-client relationship cannot be formed over the telephone, by email or other electronic medium. An attorney-client relationship can only be created by personal contact with an individual Miles & Stockbridge attorney and requires our prior written consent to act as your legal counsel together with your execution of a written engagement agreement with Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
Miles & Stockbridge guards the confidentiality of its clients’ matters and, consistent with our professional obligations, will not divulge information relating to client matters without prior consent or other established exceptions.
Please understand that any information sent by any means to Miles & Stockbridge by persons or entities who are not existing clients is not privileged or confidential, will not be treated by us as such, and may not be returned to you and may be destroyed.
We are committed to the security of information our clients provide to us and, therefore, employ commercially available security measures to prevent unauthorized access to information we collect from clients through this website. However, security of the internet, in general, and email, in particular, is uncertain at best. Miles & Stockbridge strongly cautions its clients against transmitting unencrypted sensitive or confidential material over the internet. Not only might such transmission result in inadvertent disclosure, but it may also result in loss of the protection typically afforded to communications made as a part of an existing attorney-client relationship. Therefore any such transmission by you is at your own risk, Miles & Stockbridge disclaims any resulting liability or damage - whether or not transmitted by an existing client - and you agree that Miles & Stockbridge shall have no liability therefor.
Visits to www.milesstockbridge.com are tracked through standard web traffic statistics programs which record site traffic as well as numerical counts of visitors by domain, URL, search engine keywords used, your browser, operating system and Internet service provider information and other standard web measurements. We use non-personally identifiable information to analyze website usage which allows us to improve the design and content of our website.
Miles & Stockbridge does not collect your personally identifiable information unless you specifically provide it. For example, if you choose the “Contact Us” button, email us or choose to register for a practice-specific mailing or newsletter, the required contact information, such as your name, email address, telephone number, etc., as well as other information you voluntarily provide, will be retained in a database not located on the Internet. Miles & Stockbridge will not contact you about other matters unless you specifically request that we do so. Requested materials will be emailed to you. Each email will contain instructions as to how you may remove yourself from the firm's mailing lists but you may also unsubscribe at any time by sending a message addressed to Andrea Mauck at [email protected]. Please include your name and email address in the body of the message. We will try to comply with your request within three business days.
Except as set forth in these legal terms, as required by law or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, Miles & Stockbridge does not share, rent or sell information specific to you and/or that identifies you to anyone outside of Miles & Stockbridge. We may, however share your data with Miles & Stockbridge personnel wherever located.
Operators of third party websites accessible to you through links on our site may use information of any nature gathered through the link in a manner different from that set forth in these Website Legal Terms. Please consult privacy statements contained on such third party sites as they will govern use of your information. Miles & Stockbridge has no control over any third party website operators and you agree that Miles & Stockbridge shall have no liability for any third party use of information about you gathered through the links.
Personal information provided by visitors outside the U.S. may be transferred to and stored in our databases located in the U.S in accordance with U.S. law and not the law of the non-U.S. jurisdiction. You hereby expressly agree to such transfer and storage. By using our website, you agree to our use of your information as described in these Legal Terms. We reserve the right to change the confidentiality/privacy terms at any time, so please consult these terms regularly.
All material on this website, including without limitation all text, photographs, graphics, computer code, trademarks and other intellectual property, is proprietary to Miles & Stockbridge P.C. which is the sole and exclusive owner. While you may temporarily download or store portions of the material solely to view them on a standalone PC or monitor, all such use must be personal. Any duplication or distribution other than as provided in the website is prohibited. Use of this website and/or its content for anything other than personal reference purposes is prohibited.
Although this website may be viewed from any of the 50 United States of America and its territories, as well as any country, Miles & Stockbridge attorneys practice primarily in the States of Maryland and Virginia and the District of Columbia, United States of America. The bar memberships of our attorneys are listed in the attorney directory. Other jurisdictions may have laws and regulations which differ substantially from those of Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. Miles & Stockbridge P.C.’s attorneys are only authorized to practice law in those jurisdictions to which they have gained admission, subject to limited exceptions under the rules of particular jurisdictions.
By accessing this website, you agree that any disputes or matters arising out of or related to your viewing or use of this website, or communications made through this website, shall be governed under the laws of the State of Maryland without regard to its conflict of laws principles. If the rules of the state bar in your jurisdiction require us to identify an attorney and office responsible for this website, Miles & Stockbridge designates Jeffrey P. Reilly, General Counsel, located in the Baltimore office in Maryland, as the responsible attorney and office.
Should you have questions or concerns about any portion of these legal terms you may contact Andrea Mauck, Webmaster, Miles & Stockbridge P.C.. Should you decide that you no longer want us to retain your personal data or you want to change how the data may be used, please email us at this address as well.
2. Educational Material, Case Summaries and Other Information
While Miles & Stockbridge uses commercially reasonable efforts to update and maintain the Licensed Content to provide accurate information, laws and regulations applicable to the variety of industries served frequently change. Therefore, Licensed Content may be incomplete, contain errors and/or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Miles & Stockbridge cannot ensure or guarantee and does not warrant that a specific publication or any Licensed Content provided on the Sites will be complete, accurate or current.
3. Confidentiality and Data Security
If you communicate with Miles & Stockbridge, whether through telephone, email or other means, your communication and Miles & Stockbridge’s response are not privileged or confidential and do not establish an attorney-client relationship between you and either Miles & Stockbridge or any of the firm's attorneys Miles & Stockbridge values its relationship with visitors and clients and uses commercially available technology to safeguard any personal information collected through the Sites. Nevertheless, the internet is an open medium and no data transmission through the internet is completely secure. You transmit information specific to You at Your own risk. Miles & Stockbridge does not guarantee or warrant the security of information You transmit. Once received, Your information is stored in the United States. Miles & Stockbridge takes various precautions to safeguard information stored on its systems against loss, theft and misuse as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
Information Collected: Generally Miles & Stockbridge does not collect personal information through the Sites. You may visit the Sites without telling Miles & Stockbridge who You are or revealing personal information about Yourself. However, Miles & Stockbridge, its business partners and other companies providing services to or on behalf of Miles & Stockbridge (such as, for example, companies assisting with the operation or features of the Sites, advertising and promotional campaigns, surveys, and the like) may use various technologies (such as cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, click-through URL links) to collect non-personally identifiable information discernable as a result of Your visit. This may include, without limitation, Your IP address, web pages requested or viewed, date, time and domain type, demographic information and responses to surveys, promotions and advertisements. Information gleaned from Your browser is automatically received and recorded on server logs. As technology evolves, information may be gathered through other means as well. You may set Your browser either to notify You when You receive a cookie or to refuse to accept cookies. However, if you do so You may not be able to participate in certain of the Sites’ features.
Public information that personally identifies You, such as Your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and demographic data specific to You may also be collected from a variety of sources. You may provide personally identifiable public information directly, or it may be gleaned through the Sites or collected from other sources. For example, when You subscribe to receive publications, You provide Your name, email address and in some cases Your mailing address. This information is stored to fulfill Your subscription request. You cannot communicate with Miles & Stockbridge through the “Contact Us” link on the Sites or via e-mail without providing some personally identifiable information. If You contact Miles & Stockbridge or its service providers, a record of that session or correspondence will be maintained. Information identifying You is collected and stored when You participate in public forums, blogs, chat rooms, news groups or bulletin boards, ask questions, request literature and/or other information. If you use any interactive public areas of any of the Sites, any information You share is visible to other users. Any information You submit through one of these forums can be read, collected, shared or used by other individuals, for example, to send You unsolicited messages. Miles & Stockbridge is not responsible for information You choose to submit in these forums.
Any comments, blogs, discussions, data, images, sounds, text, product ideas, suggestions or enhancements, as well as anything embedded therein, material, information or other communication located on the Sites or that You transmit, upload or post to, them generally and through the public forums, or email to Miles & Stockbridge (collectively, “Communications”) are non-confidential and nonproprietary and become the property of Miles & Stockbridge. Miles & Stockbridge has no obligation to preserve the confidentiality of or refrain from disclosing any Communications. You recognize and acknowledge that Your submission of any suggestions, ideas, images, sounds, enhancements, data or other material is done on a non-confidential, non-proprietary basis, without expectation of compensation or attribution of any sort. Miles & Stockbridge has no liability for and will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use all or any part of any Communications for any and all commercial or noncommercial purposes in any medium whatsoever and without additional consent or approval from You. Please exercise caution and discretion in disclosing personal information through any public forums, including uploading photos to them.
To Update Your Information/Unsubscribe: You have choices as to how Miles & Stockbridge will communicate with You. The Sites allow You to choose to receive, or stop receiving communications from Miles & Stockbridge. You may update Your information or stop receiving subscription materials or other communications at anytime by emailing [email protected], Attn: Andrea Mauck Miles & Stockbridge Webmaster. Please note that You may continue to receive messages for a short time until Miles & Stockbridge’s records are updated.
Notice to California residents about your California privacy rights: In addition to the other rights described in this policy, if You are an individual residing in California, You have the right to request information regarding the third parties with whom Miles & Stockbridge has shared personal information for direct marketing purposes during the past year. You have the right to submit a request to Miles & Stockbridge at its designated address and receive the following information within 30 days of its receipt of that request: (1) the types of personal information disclosed to third parties during the immediately preceding calendar year, (2) the names and addresses of third parties that received the personal information, and (3) if the nature of a third party’s business cannot be reasonably determined from the third party’s name, examples of its products or services. You are entitled to receive a copy of this information in a standardized format. Information provided will not be specific to you individually. All such requests must be in writing and sent to Miles & Stockbridge’s designated address set forth in Section 14.
4. User Conduct
In general, Miles & Stockbridge expects visitors to interact with Miles & Stockbridge and other users of the Sites in a courteous manner and in compliance with all laws. Vandalism, obscene or abusive language, harassment, threats, or abuse of any nature or form on the Sites, including via e-mail, post or other transmission is strictly prohibited. Impersonation of others or misrepresenting Your affiliation with Miles & Stockbridge or another is prohibited. You may not upload to, distribute or otherwise publish through the Sites any material that you know is false, misleading, contains viruses or malicious code, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, threatening, libelous, infringes upon another’s proprietary rights is invasive of another’s privacy or publicity rights, hateful, racially or ethnically objectionable or which may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate any law or another’s rights or otherwise give rise to liability.
You agree not to forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of anything transmitted through the Sites, disclose proprietary or confidential information or otherwise infringe another’s patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary right (“Rights”). You may not upload chain letters, pyramid schemes, solicitations, or commercial material of any sort to the Sites, use the Sites to solicit others, advertise or promote anything. Framing, in-line linking or other means of associating the Sites, Marks or Licensed Content with another or with any material, link or information not originating with Miles & Stockbridge is expressly prohibited.
You may not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Sites or any networks. You many not use any “deep-link,” “page-scrape,” “robot,” “spider” or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Sites or Licensed Content. You may not reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Sites or any Licensed Content, circumvent the security features or attempt to access any materials or information through any means not purposely made available by Miles & Stockbridge through the Sites. Any attempt to interfere with or disrupt the Sites, its servers, networks, Software, equipment or database connected to the Sites, whether via malicious code, files or other means, or attempts to disassemble, reverse engineer or decompile any Software, trace the information of any other user or visitor, circumvent security features such as passwords, or take any action that compromises the privacy or security of the Sites, users or other visitors is strictly prohibited.
5. Social Media/Blogs/User Submissions
You are solely responsible for Your Communications and Your activities on the Sites. Although Miles & Stockbridge may, it has no obligation to, monitor Your Communications. Miles & Stockbridge has the right not to post or publish Licensed Content and/or Your Communications and to delete, remove or edit any Licensed Content and or Communications at any time in its sole discretion without notice or liability of any notice or sort. Under no circumstances is or will Miles & Stockbridge be liable in any way for any Communications, Your or another’s use of the Sites or any Licensed Content, including but not limited to any errors or omissions in any Licensed Content, or for loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Licensed Content via the Sites. Performance, experience, competence or other claims made through public, interactive areas provided on the Sites have not undergone review, or research by Miles & Stockbridge to substantiate such claims.
6. Case Summaries-Limitation On Prior Results
Licensed Content specifying results obtained by Miles & Stockbridge lawyers is not meant to indicate that the same or similar results can or will be obtained in other cases or situations. Results will vary depending on the facts and circumstances of each individual matter. Prior results do not predict, warrant or guarantee a similar outcome. Images on the Sites may be those of actors depicting fictional scenes. References to past or present clients or the circumstances of their specific matters do not constitute testimonials or endorsements by such clients, nor are they a guaranty, warranty or prediction of the outcome of your legal matter.
The Sites constitute a “communication” or “solicitation” as defined in Rule 1-400A of the California Rules of Professional Conduct in that they are messages made by and on behalf of attorneys at Miles & Stockbridge who are members of the State Bar of California concerning their availability for professional employment. The Sites may also constitute advertising pursuant to Rules of Professional Conduct of other states. Please understand that You should never base a decision to retain the legal services of any Miles & Stockbridge lawyer solely upon these Sites, the Licensed Content or advertisements of any kind.
Although the Sites may be viewed from any of the 50 United States of America and its territories, as well as internationally, Miles & Stockbridge attorneys practice law primarily in the States of Maryland and Virginia, United States of America. Some Miles & Stockbridge attorneys are licensed to practice in other states. The bar memberships of our attorneys are listed in the attorney directory located on the Sites. Other jurisdictions may have laws and regulations which differ substantially from those of Maryland and Virginia. Miles & Stockbridge attorneys are only authorized to practice law in those jurisdictions to which they have gained admission, subject to limited exceptions under the rules of particular jurisdictions.
12. Miles & Stockbridge’s Proprietary Rights
13. Notices and Procedures for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement
Miles & Stockbridge respects the intellectual property of others, and asks users and visitors to its Sites to do the same. Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to Miles & Stockbridge. Miles & Stockbridge will process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws. Upon receipt of notices complying with the DMCA, Miles & Stockbridge will act to remove or disable access to any material found to be infringing or found to be the subject of infringing activity and will act to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is found to be infringing.
If You believe that Your work has been copied in any way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide all of the following information:
Notices of copyright infringement should be directed to:
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
100 Light Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Attn: Andrea Mauck, Miles & Stockbridge Webmaster
(Please include “Notice of Infringement” in the subject line.)
IMPORTANT NOTE: THE PRECEDING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED EXCLUSIVELY FOR NOTIFYING MILES & STOCKBRIDGE THAT YOUR COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL MAY HAVE BEEN INFRINGED. ALL OTHER INQUIRIES, SUCH AS PRODUCT-RELATED QUESTIONS AND REQUESTS, OR QUESTIONS ON PRIVACY, WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE THROUGH THIS PROCESS.
14. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
MILES & STOCKBRIDGE DOES NOT OFFER LEGAL ADVICE OR COUNSELING THROUGH THE SITES AND NOTHING CONTAINED IN THE LICENSED CONTENT OR ON THE SITES SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS OFFERING SUCH ADVICE. At Miles & Stockbridge, an attorney-client relationship cannot be formed over the telephone, by email or other electronic medium. An attorney-client relationship can only be created by personal contact with an individual Miles & Stockbridge attorney and requires our prior written consent to act as your legal counsel together with your execution of a written engagement agreement with Miles & Stockbridge. MILES & STOCKBRIDGE DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITES’ LICENSED CONTENT OR ANY MATERIAL OR OTHER INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE SITES.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT MILES & STOCKBRIDGE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF MILES & STOCKBRIDGE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), WHETHER ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE, ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, LICENSED CONTENT AND MATERIALS SHOWN OR AVAILABLE FROM THE SITES OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITES. IN ANY CASE, MILES & STOCKBRIDGE’S SOLE LIABILITY, AND THAT OF ITS LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS, IS LIMITED TO FIVE DOLLARS ($5.00). YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO THESE DISCLAIMERS AND WAIVERS MAY VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION. WITHOUT INTENDING TO LIMIT THE FOREGOING, YOU MUST BRING ANY CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST MILES & STOCKBRIDGE WITHIN SIX (6) MONTHS OF THE DATE THE CLAIM AROSE OR BE FOREVER BARRED. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.
Notices may be made via either email or regular mail. Notice or other correspondence to Miles & Stockbridge should be sent prepaid, by certified mail, return receipt requested or overnight commercial courier to:
Miles & Stockbridge
100 Light Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Attn: Andrea Mauck, Miles & Stockbridge Webmaster
16. General Information
18. Disseminated Material
Please send questions, feedback, concerns or complaints about any material disseminated by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. to [email protected].