Attention Practitioners - The
Commission has modified its procedures for requesting a VRH and
submission of Exhibits. Please discontinue emailing the exhibits to the
Commissioner prior to the hearing. Counsel will still need to file the
exhibits online and exchange the exhibits with opposing counsel
at least 3 days prior to the hearing.
Also, ensure that the cover page of the exhibits contains the name of
counsel filing the exhibit and a contact number where counsel may be
reached. Having a direct contact number (and not just the firm’s main
number) is essential in case the Commissioner’s office needs to reach
counsel. These changes are effective immediately.
PREPARE FOR YOUR
VIDEO HEARING (link): 2/25/21:
Instructions for Video Hearings, Exhibit Submissions and
COVID-19 Courtroom Protocols.
We have noted many unnecessary last
minute requests for postponement or issues are being withdrawn at the
last minute. This late action impacts everyone and severely hampers the
ability of the Commission to timely set priority cases. During this
time when the number of cases that can be set are reduced, it is
imperative that attorneys plan accordingly. The Commission asks that
whenever possible, you file requests for postponements or withdraw
issues far enough in advance that another case can be set.
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information (Carriers in Liquidation).
An employer that fails to secure compensation (workers' compensation
insurance) for all covered employees may be subject to a penalty not to
exceed $10,000. More
details. A county or incorporated municipality may elect to have the provisions of the death benefits law, specifically LE 9-683.1 through 9-683.5, apply to
their public safety presumption employees.
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is a horrible crime that continues to exist in Maryland and affects all parts of
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Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention web page for resources and
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