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Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. v. Saddlebrook West Utility Co., LLC  
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 71/16

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was the use of a lien on real property as part of a deferred financing arrangement for the construction of water and sewer infrastructure to serve a new home development. To carry out a deferred financing strate...

Attorney Grievance v. Paleos
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17ago/17
McGeehan v. McGeehan  
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 93/16

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether an agreement entered into during the course of the parties’ marriage made manifest by three deeds by which title was transferred to Wife by Husband was sufficient to exclude those proper...

Porter v. State  
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 88/16

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, who was charged with solicitation, conspiracy, and first degree premeditated murder after contracting with a third party to kill her abusive husband, presented sufficient evidence that she felt as though she w...

Reger v. Washington County Board of Education  
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 68/16

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the finding of the Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) that Employer and Insurer (collectively, Respondents) were entitled to offset the ordinary disability benefits already paid to Petit...

Savage v. State  
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 82/16

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the court of special appeals that upheld all but one of Petitioner’s convictions. Petitioner was convicted by a jury of second degree murder, attempted second degree murder,...

Sage Title Group, LLC v. Roman  
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 87/16

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the court of special appeals, which affirmed the trial court’s judgment on Robert Roman’s negligence count against Sage Title, LLC but reversed the trial court’s grant of jud...

State v. Crawley  
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 65/16

Justia Opinion Summary: Greco v. State, 427 Md. 477 (2012) announced the rule that a term-of-years sentence for first degree murder is an illegal sentence that must be corrected by adding a period of probation. At issue before the Court of Appe...

Cruz-Quintanilla v. State  
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 44/16

Justia Opinion Summary: Evidence of a convicted defendant’s membership in a gang is admissible at sentencing even where the gang membership is unrelated to the underlying criminal conviction but where the State establishes that all gang members...

Hanover Investments, Inc. v. Volkman  
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 9/16

Justia Opinion Summary: When P. Thomas Hoff, the founder of One Call Concepts, Inc. and Hanover Investments, Inc. (Hanover), terminated the employment of Susan Volkman and redeemed her shares of Hanover, Hoff and others brought this declaratory...

Reinstatement of Lee
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 123ag/16
Attorney Grievance v. Johnson
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 129ag/16
Attorney Grievance v. Momodu
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16ag/17
Attorney Grievance v. Paleos
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17ag/17
Thomas v. State  
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 25m/16

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals answered a question certified by the court of special appeals regarding whether a trial judge may pose a broad occupational bias voir dire question when the parties requested that the trial judge inq...

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