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March 2016 Notices     Go back to Notices
30 Workers' Compensation in the Courts of Appeals is updated.
9 Registration for the March 24th Opioids in Workers' Compensation Symposium is closed.  We are at capacity allowed by the Baltimore City Fire Marshall and can accept no walk-ins or additional registrants.
  The Commission is proud to announce that the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Educational Association has awarded the 2015 Alfred M. Porth Memorial Award to the late Brett Schaffer, a long-time workers’ compensation attorney.  The name installation ceremony for the Porth Award plaque will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 2:45 p.m. in the 4th floor lobby of the Commission.
8 NOTICE: Request to Withdraw Issues and Filing “New” Issues.

If you want to withdraw issues that you previously filed, you can either file a Request for Actions on Filed Issues form H25R or verbally request that the issues be withdrawn at the scheduled hearing.  Withdrawn issues may not be refiled for a period of 90 days.

If you need to file new issues (other than the ones that were previously withdrawn), the new issues SHOULD NOT be filed until the next business day or later following the date of withdrawal.
2 REGISTRATION CLOSED - OPIOIDS IN WORKERS COMPENSATION: HOW WE GOT HERE AND WHERE WE’RE GOING
March 24, 2016 1- 4 p.m., Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission, 10 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore 21202, 3rd Floor Activities Room


The Bar Association of Montgomery County Workers Compensation Section and the Maryland Workers Compensation Commission invite you to join us for this important symposium addressing the opioid crisis being faced by the workers’ compensation community. Panelists include medical professionals from the pain management and rehabilitation community, Commissioners, and attorneys who will speak on the issue and lead us in discussions with an eye toward a solution.  ALL ARE WELCOME. All attorneys and claims professionals are strongly encouraged to attend.

Panelists include - R. Karl Aumann, WCC Chairman, Scott Brown, M.D., Lisa Grant, M.D., David Maine, M.D., Commissioners: Maureen Quinn, Kathleen A. Evans, Lauren S. Godwin, Jeffrey C. Herwig, Cynthia S. Miraglia, Kimberly S. Ward, Jeffrey T. Weinberg, Lynn Staggs, M.D. and others.

Location: Workers’ Compensation Commission,10 E. Baltimore St.. 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202

 RSVP via email to: Commissioner Maureen Quinn

QUESTIONS? 
Will Inman: will.inman@msilaw.com
Jeff Stickle: jeffrey.stickle@montgomerycountymd.gov
2 NOTICE: Appellate Practice – Petition for Judicial Review – Record on Appeal
It has come to the attention of the Commission that counsel still routinely file requests for extensions of time to transmit the record and/or requests that the circuit court order that the transcript and all other portions of the record be transmitted to circuit court, even for the vast majority of cases which are reviewed de novo. Effective July 1, 2015, the Maryland Rules changed. For cases heard de novo, no record is to be transmitted unless ordered by the circuit court and no additional time is required to transmit a record that has not been ordered to be transmitted in the first place. The changes are outlined below, with relevant portions of the new rules quoted in bold for reference.
  DE NOVO
  Pursuant to Md. Rule 7-202(d)(2), when filing a petition for judicial review DE NOVO, the petitioner MUST:

(1) attach to the petition:

(A) a certificate that copies of the petition and attachments were served …, and

(B) copies of (i) the employee claim form and (ii) all of the Commission’s orders in the petitioner’s case.

Pursuant to Md. Rule 7-206.1(c)(2)), when filing a petition for judicial review DE NOVO, the petitioner MUST NOT:

(1) File a request for extension of time to transmit the record unless the court has ordered that the transcript and all of portions of the record be transmitted to circuit court in the first instance; OR

(2) Routinely request an extension of time to transmit the record unless the court reporter requires prepayment from you and your billing practices will not permit the reporter sufficient time to prepare the transcript. (Note: Court reporters no longer routinely require prepayment from those who pay timely. Hint: Pay timely.); OR

(3) Routinely request that the circuit court order that the transcript and all of portions of the record be transmitted to circuit court.
  ON THE RECORD
  Pursuant to Md. Rule 7-202(c)(1)(D), when filing a petition for judicial review ON THE RECORD, the petitioner MUST:

(1) state whether any issue is to be reviewed on the record before the Commission and,

(2) if it is, identify the issue.

When filing a petition for judicial review ON THE RECORD, the petitioner MUST NOT:

(1) Routinely request an extension of time to transmit the record unless the court reporter requires prepayment from you and your billing practices will not permit the reporter sufficient time to prepare the transcript. (Note: Court reporters no longer routinely require prepayment from those who pay timely. Hint: Pay timely.)