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MAJ Advocacy

MAJ’s legislative efforts are year round. Our legislative committee and lobbying team are hard at work throughout the year meeting with legislators and planning MAJ’s agenda. MAJ’s lobbying team at Alexander & Cleaver, the premier government relations firm in Annapolis and throughout Maryland, consists of three lobbyists - Robert Garagiola, Esq., Lorenzo Bellamy, Esq., and Camille G. Fesche, Esq.  In addition, MAJ longtime lobbyist Frank Boston, Esq. continues to work for MAJ.

"MAJ fights very hard for you, your clients and the citizens of Maryland. We are after all the people's lobby. Ours is the only voice that separates the consumer from the insurance industry's agenda." - MAJ Member

"Without them, we'd be living in a no-fault, medical liability-free and far more dangerous world.  MAJ is your best defense." - MAJ Member

2018 Legislative Priorities

MAJ Supports:

  • Increases on caps of non-economic damages in medical negligence and wrongful death actions which disadvantages larger families.
  • The inclusion of Maryland state correctional officers as “public safety employees” to ensure laws surrounding workers’ compensation are properly applied.
  • The removal of the "20% Rule" which states that expert witnesses in medical negligence cases cannot devote annually more than 20 percent of the expert's professional activities to activities that directly involve testimony in personal injury claims. This rule is arbitrary, unfair and impractical.

MAJ Opposes:

  • Immunity status for corporations which would unfairly limit or eliminate the rights of Maryland citizens who seek redress in the courts.
  • Legislation that shields hospitals and health care providers from responsibility for preventable errors.
  • The "No-Fault" Birth Injury fund which removes accountability for negligent health care providers, increases costs to patients, and potentially creates deficits.

Legislative Session Updates

View the Legislative Report for 2017

Committee Chair

Duban, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC
1966 Greenspring Dr., Ste. 500
Timonium, MD 21093
Phone: (410) 308-1600
 
 

Resources

Maryland General Assembly


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Please contact the MAJ office at (410) 872-0990 to join.

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