Legal Aid receives $189,000 cy pres award

Wilhelm Joseph accepting a $189,000 cy pres award from Martin Wolf, Richard Gordon and Paul Bland

Wilhelm Joseph accepting a $189,000 cy pres award from Martin Wolf, Richard Gordon and Paul Bland

Maryland Legal Aid Executive Director Wilhelm Joseph received a check for $189,438.35, a cy pres award from the leftover proceeds of a class-action consumer law case against HMOs (for double billing patients). “Since cutting back services to our clients is not an option, we view this award of $189,000 as a down payment toward making up an estimated $2 million shortfall in our funding projected by the Maryland Legal Services Corp.,” Joseph said. From left to right: Legal Aid director of resource development Susan Shubin; Joseph; Martin Wolf and Richard Gordon (of Quinn Gordon & Wolf in Towson); and F. Paul Bland Jr. of Public Justice in Washington, D.C., who argued the appeals in the case.
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