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Commission Was Improper Venue for Debate on Settlement Going Toward Child Support

By Emily Brill (Reporter)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 205 | 0 | 0 min read

When a court orders a workers’ compensation settlement payout to be put toward a child support debt, the claimant can no longer fight the order before the Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland decided Monday. The proper venue is the court where the child support case is playing out, because the commission is a government agency with no judicial power to decide where settlement money goes, the appellate court wrote in RK Grounds Care v. Wilson. The appellate court’s opinion invalidates a 2015 decision by the commission shielding 25% of Ke...

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