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Workers’ Compensation Statistics and Trends

Every year, the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission publishes an annual report. In carefully looking at the report, much can be gleaned. Workers’ Compensation Claims From 2008 to 2009, the Workers’ Compensation Commission saw a 5.9 % drop in the total number of filed claims. The total number of filed claims did not return to the […]

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Someone will literally give you $815,000

Byron L. Warnken testified in Annapolis today on SB 0479.  In essence, the major function of the bill serves to create a new class of catastrophic injury, for which the noneconomic damages cap will be increased.  If the defendant’s negligence is deemed to have caused this particular class of injury, the non-economic damages cap is […]

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Raynor v. Maryland – An Update and the Cert Petition

The cert petition in Raynor v. Maryland was filed yesterday. The question presented is: “Whether the Fourth Amendment is implicated when law enforcement surreptitiously analyzes a free citizen’s involuntarily shed DNA profile.” The Raynor v. Maryland Cert Petition can be found and downloaded here.  

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Serial: Reflections on the Case and Cristina Gutierrez from her Old Professor

Episode 10 of Serial references a conversation with me. Ron Whitman is presented as the father of another client of attorney Cristina (“Tina”) Gutierrez. According to the podcast, Tina was working on his case at the same time she was working on Adnan’s case. Gutierrez alleged to have brought me in on the case. Whitman […]

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Can I Get Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

It’s probably the most common question we get asked in our workers’ compensation practice.  Can I get fired for filing the claim?  Can I lose my job? It’s Against Public Policy to Fire You for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim and it is Actionable You cannot be fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim in […]

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Pain Killer Lawsuits: An Open Letter to Peter Angelos and Steve Silverman

Warnken, LLC July 31, 2014   Mr. Peter Angelos, Esq. 100 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21201   Mr. Steven Silverman 201 N Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201   Dear Mr. Angelos and Mr. Silverman, Painkiller manufacturers and distributors need to be sued into submission.  Manufacturers and suppliers have a duty to consumers and society […]

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Raynor v. State – Court of Appeals

The Raynor argument is today, April 8. Issues – Criminal Law (1) Whether, under the Fourth Amendment & Art. 26 of the Md. Declaration of Rights, a citizen maintains an objectively reasonable expectation of privacy in the DNA found in genetic material involuntarily and knowingly deposited through ordinary biological processes? (2) Whether, under the Fourth […]

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Dr. Launder, Maryland Orthopedics, and Two Sides to Every Story

by Byron B. Warnken, Esq. If you have any relationship to workers’ compensation in Maryland, Dr. Launder’s public note should be read.  You can find it here:  http://drlaundersresponse.com/. Here are eight specific points we feel anybody new to the workers’ compensation system should know: “Over the years, however, workman’s comp insurers tightened their control over […]

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My Loved One Has Just Been Arrested. What Happens Now?

The Court Commissioner If the police arrest your loved one, that sets the criminal justice system into motion.  In Maryland, if the police make an arrest, they take the arrested person before a District Court commissioner within 24 hours.  The proceeding before the commissioner is called an initial appearance.  A court commissioner is a judicial […]

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