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Program Description

  Insurance Defense Litigation

Provides legal defense for cases involving Montgomery County and 14 local government Self-Insurance Fund participants (including the Montgomery County Board of Education, City of Rockville, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Montgomery College, and the Housing Opportunities Commission) and all of their employees. The attorneys appear regularly before State and Federal courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia for trials and oral arguments and before the Workers' Compensation Commission. These cases involve litigation in the following areas: common law torts, police civil rights claims, other Federal and State civil rights - constitutional torts, Americans with Disabilities Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, workers' compensation, and employment discrimination.

Program Contacts

Contact Carolyn Kilgariff of the Office of the County Attorney at 240.777.6766 or Naeem Mia of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2786 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
Number of workers' compensation hearings 11,9012,0551,9841,9841,984
Worker's compensation cases: Total net gain to the County ($000)3,2992,5842,9662,9662,966
Last settlement amount demanded by plaintiff ($000)$46,864$658,906$324,135$324,135$324,135
Total paid to plaintiff by the County ($000)$94$91.8$110$110$110
Ratio amount paid by County vs. amount demanded by the plaintiff0.200.0140.080.080.08
Total number of settlements2719262626
Number of judgments paid27666
Number of judgments in County's favor4344464646
Self-insurance fund litigation: Win/loss ratio96%86%89%89%89%
Code enforcement - Win/loss ratio98.67%99.2%98.4%98.4%98.4%
Code enforcement collected ($000)$553$578$482$482$482
1  The increase in workers compensation hearings in FY18 correlates to the increase in work-related injuries, which can be attributed to more safety concerns and less resources dedicated to injury prevention.

Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved913621.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.418090.25
FY20 Approved1331711.25