Dependents of a firefighter can collect both retirement benefits and workers comp benefits

Felix L. Johnson, Jr., Deceased v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, No. 45, September Term 2012 STATUTORY INTERPRETATION — WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS — PAYMENT OF DUAL PENSION AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS TO DEPENDENTS OF DECEASED CLAIMANT — The General Assembly amended the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Act in 2007 to allow the surviving dependents of

If Insurance Coverage is not at issue then Jury Doesn’t have to be told about Underinsured Coverage

Kara Keller v. Charles J. Serio and GEICO Ins. Co., Case No. 48, September Term 2013, Opinion by Adkins, J. MARYLAND RULE 2-520 — INSTRUCTIONS TO THE JURY — REVERSIBLE ERROR: It was not reversible error for a trial court to fail to instruct a jury as to why a plaintiff’s underinsured motorist carrier was

Uninsured Motorist Coverage and PIP coverage Can Be Reduced by Workers’ Comp Benefits Received

If you receive workers compensation benefits and file for uninsured motorist benefits or PIP then your insurer can legally reduce any payment to you by the amount of the benefits received as long as you haven’t paid your employer back. It is hard to fathom a scenario where an employee would be financially able to

Cap On Non-economic Damages in Wrongful Death Action Involving Multiple Claimants Upheld

In a recent Court of Appeals case, the Court upheld the 150% cap on non-economic damages in a wrongful death case involving claims by the deceased’s husband and children. Maryland law limits the damages for non-economic loss in a personal injury or wrongful death action to $500,000 for causes of action arising on or after