WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION. 653
In suit against tort-feasor by insurer, defendant's liability is independent of
fact and amount of award, the insurer being subrogated to rights of dependents,
and measure of damages is same as if dependents had proceeded against him in
first instance. Demurrer. Parties in interest. Md. Casualty Co. v. Elec. Mfg.
Co., 145 Md. 646.
Chauffeur of owner of truck while driving around city block at request of
foreman of repair shop to test repairs not acting in scope of employment.
Trautman v. Warfield & Rohr Co., 151 Md. 418.
Provision authorizing employee or his dependents to sue if employer or in-
surer fails to bring suit within two months, does not restrict to such period
employer's or insurer's right of action. Concurrent rights of action; one recov-
ery. State v. Francis, 151 Md. 149.
Employer, if not self-insured, not necessary party to enforce liability of third
person. Piling of freight. Contributory negligence. Texas Co. v. W., B. & A. R.
Co., 147 Md. 171.
Effect of failure of employer or insurer to sue within two months. Md. Gas.
Co. v. Elec. Mfg. Co., 145 Md. 652; State v. Francis, 151 Md. 151.
When employee of contracting firm loaned to another company, compensation
having been awarded against contracting firm and suit brought against other
company under this section, held question for jury whether he was servant of
defendant or of contracting firm; contributory negligence also for jury. Sugar
Refining Co. v. Gilbert, 145 Md. 254.
Duty of police officer to use care in performing duties; failure to use such
care amounting to contributory negligence, he may not recover for injury^
Collision with truck; excessive speed. Sudbrook v. State, 153 Md. 195.
See notes to sec. 62.
1927, ch. 396.
58A. The Superintendent of the State Accident Fund, with the con-
sent and approval of the State Industrial Accident Commission, shall have
full power and authority to compromise and settle any claim which it may
have against any person who is alleged to be legally liable for any accident
in which compensation is paid by the State Accident Fund, provided, how-
ever, that no settlement shall be made by the State Accident Fund which
shall prejudice the rights of the injured employee in any claim against any
such person, without the consent and approval of the injured employee.
See sec. 16.
This section referred to in construing sec. 58—see notes thereto. State v.
Francis, 151 Md. 150; Md. Gas. Co. v. Elec. Mfg. Co., 145 Md. 652.
Principal contractor and its insurer entitled to participate in appeal of sub-
contractor from award by Commission against subcontractor and principal con-
tractor and their insurers. Indemnity. Good practice. Core Contracting Co.
v. Schaeffer, 151 Md. 500.
In case injured employee of sub-contractor or his dependents proceed against
contractor, latter becomes statutory employer of injured person, and hence may
not be sued as third person at fault under sec. 58. Only where injury or death
results from deliberate intention of employer may he abandon this article and
sue at law. See notes to sec. 36. State v. Bennett Bldg. Co., 154 Md. 162.
This section referred to in construing sec. 58—see notes thereto Clough &
Molloy v. Shilling, 149 Md. 193.
This section construed in connection with sec. 62—see notes thereto Core
Contracting Co. v. Schaeffer, 151 Md. 502.
See notes to secs. 39 and 65.