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Workers’ comp settlements do not bind dependents, Md. high court says

The Court of Appeals builiding in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

Maryland’s top court Tuesday offered advice for employers and their insurers when settling workers’ compensation claims: Make sure the injured employees and their dependents are parties to the settlement lest the companies and underwriters face a subsequent claim from the ...

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Md. high court: Net income controls workers’ comp for solos

Judge Shirley M. Watts wondered aloud whether the General Assembly intended to prohibit an obscene video but not an obscene video depiction. (File photo)

Maryland’s high court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the “average weekly wage” of sole proprietors who elect coverage under the state’s workers’ compensation system is calculated based on their net profits and not gross revenue -- marking a defeat for single-person businesses.

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