2/20/2018: F&P Employees Become Game Changers for a Day

Last Friday, February 16, Franklin & Prokopik employees volunteered their time at one of the Living Classrooms’ Healthy Cities Game Changers events. The program was designed to expand the scope and scale of Living Classrooms’ existing initiative to bring nutrition, fitness, and wellness education to a targeted area of East Baltimore known as the Baltimore Target Investment Zone (TIZ).  The events take place on days when Baltimore City schools are closed and provide children a safe and healthy environment.

Throughout the day, children ages 6 through 14 along with volunteers representing companies throughout Baltimore participated in activities such as yoga, volleyball, capture the flag, soccer, jump roping and crafting at the Under Armour House at Fayette.  There was also the opportunity to go ice skating at nearby Patterson Park.  Many of the students had never been on skates before and our employees had the opportunity to share this “first” with them.

Living Classrooms relies on their volunteers to ensure the success of this program. F&P is honored to have had the opportunity to work with this organization and with the bright and gifted youth of Baltimore City.

For more information on Living Classrooms mission, visit their site at https://livingclassrooms.org/.

 

Game Changers Volunteer Event https://www.flickr.com/photos/franklin_and_prokopik/albums/72157693623511135

2/9/2018: F&P Obtains Jury Verdict Reversing WCC Order on Appeal

On January 24, 2018, In the Matter of Ann Taylor, Inc. v. Stephanie Flamer, Franklin & Prokopik attorney Tony Troese successfully reversed a finding of the Workers’ Compensation Commission.  After a trial in the Circuit Court for Queen Anne’s County in front of the Honorable Thomas G. Ross, a jury returned a verdict in favor of the employer, Ann Taylor, Inc., finding that Claimant’s right shoulder surgery was not related to an underlying work accident, but rather was attributable to a subsequent intervening accident.  The verdict saved the employer and their insurer tens of thousands of dollars associated with both the cost of the surgical repair and also indemnity benefits for temporary total disability and permanent partial disability related to the underlying injury.

 

2/6/2018: Associate Renee Bowen to Present at MMA February Retreat

Franklin & Prokopik associate Renee L. Bowen is slated to present at the Maryland Motor Coach Association Board of Directors’ retreat next week. She will speaking on the hot button topics of medical marijuana in the work place and the dangers of distracted driving. Renee concentrates much of her practice on liability defense within the trucking and transportation industry as well as premises liability and employment law.

The MMA “Winter Meet & Retreat” will be held February 11-13, 2018 at the Nemacolin Woodland Resort in Farmington, Pa. The MMA is an active trade association representing bus operators as well as the Maryland travel industry in general. For more information about the Maryland Motor Coach Association events, activities or membership please visit www.marylandmotorcoach.org.