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Case Update: Employer Has No Subrogation Claim Against Settlement Paid By Negligent Provider

In Baltimore County v. Charles Ulrich, the Claimant, the Claimant, Charles Ulrich, suffered an accidental injury to his elbow while lifting a heavy trash can as a maintenance specialist in 2011. He ...
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Case Update: Recent Decision on Employment Relationships and Employer's Liability

In Uninsured Employers' Fund v. Tyson Farms Inc., et al. , the Claimant began working for a farm that was contracted by Tyson to raise chickens in 2009. It was owned by Mr. Ung. Claimant performed ...
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Case Update: Requests for Modification

In Gang v. Montgomery County, the Claimant, Officer Peter Gang, sustained injuries in September 2011 while working as a correctional officer for Montgomery County. He filed a claim with the ...
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Case Update: Settlement Agreements and Death Benefits

In February 2012, Bernard Collins filed a claim with the Workers' Compensation Commission alleging he developed heart disease and hypertension caused by his employment as a volunteer firefighter ...
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Case Update: Going and Coming Rule

In Calvo v. Montgomery County, the Claimant, Calvo, was a bus driver with twenty years' experience working with Montgomery County. She regularly was scheduled to work Monday through Friday at the ...
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Case Update: Degenerative Knee Tears Not Ruled Out as an Occupational Disease

In October 2015, Quinlan filed a claim with the Workers' Compensation Commission asserting that he developed meniscal tears in his right knee due to his job duties as a paramedic/firefighter for ...
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Case Update: In the Course of Employment > Employee's Home as a Work Site

In Schwan Food Co. v. Ryan Frederick, the Court of Special Appeals held that injuries sustained by an employee en route from the employee's home work site to another work-related site may arise ...
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Curry v. Trustmark Ins. Co., (Maryland District Court, July 15, 2013)

This case involved a dispute regarding disability benefits. Under a policy of disability insurance, Mr. Curry was required to provide proof of ongoing disability in order to continue receiving ...
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Civil Case Update-When a Transfer of Venue is not an Abuse of Discretion

Smith v. Johns Hopkins Cmty. Physicians, Inc. , 2013 Md. App. LEXIS (Md. Ct. Spec. App. Jan. 23, 2013). This case involved the question of whether a transfer to a legally proper, more convenient forum ...
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2013 Workers' Compensation Rates-Effective January 1, 2013

Temporary Total Disability : 2/3 of the Employee's Average Weekly Wage not to exceed 100% of the State Average Weekly Wage or $990.00. Permanent Total Disability: 2/3 of the Employee's Average ...
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Civil Case Update-Capping Damages in Survival and Wrongful Death Actions

Goss v. Estate of Jennings, 51 A.3d 761 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2012). This case examines whether the non-economic damages cap imposed by Maryland law applies collectively to damages awarded in a wrongful ...
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Civil Case Update-How to Demand a Jury Trial

Duckett v. Riley, 428 Md. 471 (Md. 2012). This case involved a procedural question: whether a case information sheet electing a jury trial and filed with the Complaint was sufficient for demanding a ...
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Employer Issues: Volume 3-Where a Corporate Parent May be Found Liable for a Subsidiary's Actions

Elzey v. Wal-Mart Assocs. , 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 122158 (D. Md. Aug. 28, 2012) Larry Elzey, an employee of Sam's Club, brought an employment discrimination action against Defendants Wal-Mart ...
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Change in WCC Regulation-Average Weekly Wage

The Workers' Compensation Commission has proposed a new regulation that will require the average weekly wage to be adjudicated at the first hearing. Per Commission statements at recent seminars, ...
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New Case Update-Washington Redskin Tom Tupa - Maryland Jurisdiction and a Closer Look at Compensability for Inherently Dangerous Jobs

Pro-Football, Inc. v. Tupa, 2012 Md. LEXIS 475 (Md. Aug. 22, 2012) This case involved former Washington Redskins kicker Thomas Tupa, who injured himself while warming up for a pre-season game. There ...
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Employer Issues: Volume 2 - When are Employers Vicariously Liable for Employee Actions on Their Premises?

Haeger v. Target Corp. , 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98942 (D. Md. July 17, 2012) This case involved a customer at a Target store who sustained injury while shopping. Sally Haeger was walking through the ...
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Employer Issues: Volume 1 - Are Severance Payments a Wage?

Ronald Piacquadio v. Vertis, Inc. This case involved an employee, Piacquadio, who sued his former employer for failure to pay his promised severance. Piacquadio began working for Vertis as an account ...
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Case Update - Dual Benefits to Spouse of Deceased Firefighter Not Allowed Due to Timing of Amendment of Statute

Johnson v. Mayor of Balt., 203 Md. App. 673 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2012) [03/29/2012] This case involved the question of whether the spouse of a deceased, retired firefighter, who passed away as a result ...
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Case Update - Loss of Ability to Work Overtime Is a Loss of Wage Earning Capacity

Montgomery County v. Deibler, 423 Md. 54 (Md. 2011) [10/27/11] This case sought to decide whether a loss in the ability to work overtime and associated loss of overtime compensation qualifies as a ...
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Case Update - Act of Third Party Not Compensable if Not Within Scope of Employment

Doe v. Buccini Pollin Group, Inc. , 201 Md. App. 409 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2011) [10/03/2011] The question to be answered in this appeal is whether an injury suffered by an employee at the hands of a ...
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Case Update - Employer Negligence Standard under Federal Employees' Liability Act

Page v. Amtrak, 200 Md. App. 463 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2011) [09/02/2011] This case involves the Federal Employees Liability ACT (FELA) meant to compensate injured railroad workers. The Claimant filed ...
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New Case Update - Withdrawl of Accopmanying Issues is Withdrawal of Petition to Reopen

McLaughlin v. Gill Simpson Elec. , 2012 Md. App. LEXIS 88 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. June 29, 2012) This case examined whether a Claimant's withdrawal of issues in conjunction with a Petition to Reopen ...
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New Liability Case Update - Employer Liability for Employee's Motor Tort

Barclay v. Briscoe, 2012 Md. LEXIS 385 (Md. June 27, 2012). This case involved a motorist, Sgt. Michael Barclay, who was seriously injured after a collision with Christopher Richardson. Richardson, a ...
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New Case Update - Supervisor Not Immune from Liability when Acting as Co-Employee, Not Performing Nondelegable Duty

Hayes v. Pratchett, 2012 Md. App. LEXIS 63 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. June 5, 2012). This case involved an employee, Daniel Hayes, who was struck by a vehicle driven by his supervisor, Darien Pratchett, ...
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