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State v. Baker  
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: 55/16

Justia Opinion Summary: Darrell Ellis filed criminal charges against Andrew Baker for an incident involving a shoot-out. Baker then filed criminal charges against Ellis for an alleged assault that occurred two days later. At Baker’s trial for a...

Amster v. Baker  
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: 63/16

Justia Opinion Summary: Jayson Master sought access to a lease between Calvert Tract, LLC and Whole Foods. Calvert Tract had earlier voluntarily provided a redacted version of the lease to Prince George’s County while its zoning application was...

Vito v. Grueff  
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: 75/16

Justia Opinion Summary: Three of four siblings who were beneficiaries under an irrevocable trust attempted to remove the fourth sibling as a beneficiary by relying on a provision of the irrevocable trust that permitted seventy-five percent of t...

Parker v. Hamilton  
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: 78/16

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court erred in dismissing the minor Appellant’s wrongful death claims as untimely and erred in failing to consider that the time limitation to file a wrongful death action is tolled when the defendant engages...

Attorney Grievance v. Kilroy
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 110ag/16
Attorney Grievance v. Rivera
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 7ag/17
Attorney Grievance v. Levitsky
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: 109ag/16
Attorney Grievance v. Jones
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 3ago/17
Attorney Grievance v. Emery
Date: May 1, 2017
Docket Number: 107ag/16
Attorney Grievance v. Jones
Date: May 1, 2017
Docket Number: 3ag/17
Johnson v. State  
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 38/16

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Petitioner was acquitted of murder in the first degree but convicted of murder in the second degree. The circuit court granted Petitioner’s motion for a new trial. After the State rested its case duri...

State v. Ebb  
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 40/16

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1993, Respondent was convicted of two counts of felony murder and other crimes. Respondent was sentenced to life without parole for the murders. Twenty-one years later, a trial witness alleged that he “lied” during Re...

Lewis v. State  
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 61/16

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a Colorado resident, entered Maryland pursuant to a summons to testify at a murder trial. Petitioner was subsequently arrested in Maryland, and the State charged him with crimes related to the murder. A jury...

Collins v. State  
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 24/16

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Petitioner was convicted of armed robbery, robbery, and related offenses. The trial court sentenced Petitioner to twenty years’ imprisonment for armed robbery and merged the remaining offenses. Petiti...

Wallace v. State  
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 29/16

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial in 2000, Appellant was convicted of first- and second-degree murder, first-degree assault, and the unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. In 2013, Appellant filed a Public Information Act request requesti...

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