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BONNIE MILLER v. JACOBS TECHNOLOGY, INC., et al.

Worker’s compensation — Timeliness — Five-year deadline

The Circuit Court for Harford County granted summary judgment to Jacobs Technology, Inc. (“Jacobs”), and its insurer, Ace American Insurance Company, the appellees, on a claim by Bonnie Miller, the appellant, for workers’ compensation payments. The court ruled that the claim was barred because it was made more than five years after the date of the accident, contrary to the applicable provision of Md. Code (1991, 2016 Repl. Vol.), Labor and Employment Article (“LE”), section 9-736(b). The court’s judgment affirmed the same decision reached by the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (“Commission”). On appeal, Ms. Miller asks whether the court’s ruling was legally incorrect.

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