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Court has Broad Jurisdiction over Attorney Discipline

The Maryland Court of Appeals reverses the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, finding that it lacked jurisdiction over attorney disciplinary proceeding. The opinion emphasizes the Maryland Court of Appeals’ exclusive jurisdiction over attorney disciplinary matters.

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Subsequent Accidents in Light of Labonte

In Elec. Gen. Corp v. Labonte, the Court of Appeals held that a subsequent intervening event occurring outside of Claimant’s employment does not preclude liability of the Employer for worsening of prior workplace injury.

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Maryland Court of Special Appeals Lays the Groundwork for the Garnishment of Workers’ Compensation Settlement Money for Payment of Child Support Arrears

In R.K. Grounds v. Wilson, 235 Md. App. 20 (2017), the Maryland Court of Special Appeals held that the Workers’ Compensation Commission does not have jurisdiction to decide whether money from a settlement of a claim is subject to garnishment. Rather, it is the circuit court that has subject matter jurisdiction to decide garnishment issues.

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