Maryland Court of Appeals Decisions

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Recent Decisions From the Maryland Court of Appeals

Attorney Grievance v. Shemenski
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 23ag/17
Ademilyui v. Egbuonu
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 34pc/18
Office of People's Counsel v. Maryland Public Service Commission  
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 15/17

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals held that the Public Service Commission (Commission) acted within its authority when it approved the acquisition of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) and its utility subsidiaries by Exelon Corporation (Exel...

Attorney Grievance v. Jalloh (Ghatt)
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 2ag/17
Carter v. State  
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 54/17

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was three crimes that were committed when each of three Petitioners was a juvenile and whether each Petitioner was effectively serving a sentence of life without parole because the laws of Maryland do not provid...

State v. Clements  
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 57/17

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the Court of Special Appeals granting Respondent’s motion to dismiss and dismissing the State’s appeal from the circuit court’s grant of Respondent’s motion to correct illega...

Attorney Grievance v. Powell
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 9ag/17
Reynolds v. State  
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 84/17

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the Court of Special Appeals finding that the trial court did not deny Petitioner due process by permitting the State to question him about his failure to disclose an alibi d...

Attorney Grievance v. Lang & Falusi
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 86ag/16
Washington Gas Light Co. v. Maryland Public Service Commission  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 81/17

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue before the Court of Appeals was the correct interpretation of Md. Code Ann. Pub. Util. (PU) 4-210, known as the STRIDE statute, which allows Maryland gas companies more timely cost recovery if they submit plans...

Devincentz v. State  
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 74/17

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this criminal case was (1) whether a witness’s statement that another witness “would not tell the truth about certain things[,]” was admissible as a personal opinion about that witness’s character for truthfu...

In re Adoption/Guardianship of C.E.  
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 77/17

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether allowing a child to remain indefinitely in the custody of a third party, without termination of the parents’ parental rights, constitutes a proper exercise of judicial discretion consistent with the...

Kennedy Krieger Institute, Inc. v. Partlow  
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 82/17

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether a duty of care extended from a medical research institute to a child who was allegedly injured by exposure to lead when the research institute conducted a research study seeking to investigate the ef...

Reinstatement of Paul
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 9ag/18
Blackstone v. Sharma  
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 40/17

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this consolidated appeal was whether the Maryland Collection Agency Licensing Act (MCALA), as revised by a 2007 departmental bill, was constrained to the original scope of collection agencies seeking consumer...

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