Maryland Court of Appeals Decisions 2014

Attorney Grievance v. Worsham
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 14ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Hodes
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 61ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Karger
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 31ag/14
Attorney Grievance v. Green
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 32ag/13
Application of T. Z.-A. O.
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 3m/14
Senez v. Carney
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 91pc/14
Attorney Grievance v. Karger
Date: December 21, 2014
Docket Number: 31ag/14
Attorney Grievance v. Green
Date: December 21, 2014
Docket Number: 32ag/13
Application of T. Z.-A. O.
Date: December 21, 2014
Docket Number: 3m/14
Attorney Grievance v. Brigerman
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 16ag/13
McCree v. State  
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 20/14

Justia Opinion Summary: The State charged Petitioner with several crimes, including violating Maryland’s trademark counterfeiting statute, Md. Code Ann. Crim. Law (CR) 8-611. Petitioner field a motion to dismiss the charges for violating CR 8-6...

Attorney Grievance v. Plimpton
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 75ag/14
Attorney Grievance v. Wills
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 99ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Amos
Date: December 17, 2014
Docket Number: 46ag/14
Attorney Grievance v. McBride
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 72ag/14
Attorney Grievance v. Broida
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 71ag/14
Attorney Grievance v. Buehler
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 12agpc/14
State v. Payne  
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 85/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Joseph Payne and Jason Bond were convicted in a joint trial of first degree murder and kidnapping. The Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the circuit court and remanded the case for a new trial, holding (1) the trial...

Attorney Grievance v. Haley
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 8ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Varnado
Date: December 1, 2014
Docket Number: 19ag/14
Allen v. State  
Date: November 26, 2014
Docket Numbers: 16/14, 17/14

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Petitioners Traimne Allen and Howard Diggs were convicted of attempted first degree murder and related offenses stemming from a home invasion and robbery. Petitioners appealed, arguing that the trial...

Attorney Grievance v. Merkle
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 17ag/13
Johnson v. State  
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 102/13

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1980, Appellant was convicted of first degree sex offense, kidnapping of a child under sixteen years of age, and assault and battery. In 2011, Appellant filed a pro se motion for new trial, later referred to as a peti...

Williams v. Peninsula Reg’l Med. Ctr.  
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 18/14

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Charles Williams, who had been suffering with suicidal ideation and auditory and visual hallucinations, went to a hospital emergency room. Health care providers examined and evaluated Williams, decided not to ad...

Attorney Grievance v. Poverman
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 2ag/14
State v. Stachowski  
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 15/14

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was criminally charged with failing to perform home improvement contracts and acting as a contractor without a license. Three separate home improvement contracts with different residents formed the basis of the...

Hiob v. Progressive Am. Ins. Co.  
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 4/14

Justia Opinion Summary: Several plaintiffs (Plaintiffs) asserted claims against one defendant, and one plaintiff asserted a claim against a second defendant. The circuit court awarded summary judgment for the first defendant against all Plainti...

Attorney Grievance v. Thomas
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 63ag/13
Jones v. State  
Date: November 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14/14

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of several criminal offenses, including second-degree assault of the intent-to-frighten type against Christine Johnson. The court of special appeals affirmed. Defendant appeale...

Attorney Grievance v. Reno
Date: November 19, 2014
Docket Number: 5agb/13
Howard v. State  
Date: November 19, 2014
Docket Number: 97/13

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual offense. The court of appeals affirmed. Defendant filed a petition for a writ of certiorari, which the Court of Appeals granted, co...

Attorney Grievance v. Kozel
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 60ag/14
Attorney Grievance v. Shapiro
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: 30ag/14
Attorney Grievance v. Chang
Date: November 7, 2014
Docket Number: 4ag/14
Attorney Grievance v. Blondes
Date: November 7, 2014
Docket Number: 59ag/14
Attorney Grievance v. Blair
Date: October 28, 2014
Docket Number: 49ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Kum
Date: October 28, 2014
Docket Number: 73ag/12
Burson v. Capps  
Date: October 23, 2014
Docket Number: 2/14

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether a borrower may rescind a loan that has not been consummated pursuant to the federal Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Prior to closing on a home refinancing loan, Respondent submitted to the...

Gales v. Sunoco & Amer. Zurich Ins.  
Date: October 23, 2014
Docket Number: 99/13

Justia Opinion Summary: An Employer appealed from a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Commission (Commission) ordering Employer to pay additional temporary total disability benefits to Employee, who was injured during his employment. After...

Attorney Grievance v. Weiers
Date: October 22, 2014
Docket Number: 10ag/13
Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: October 22, 2014
Docket Number: 28ag/13
State v. Johnson  
Date: October 22, 2014
Docket Number: 111031115-22

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent was charged with sexual abuse of a minor and related offenses. Prior to trial, Respondent sought, by means of a subpoena duces tecum, access to the victim’s mental health records. The trial court denied Respon...

Attorney Grievance v. Felder
Date: October 22, 2014
Docket Number: 33ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Gelb
Date: October 22, 2014
Docket Number: 36ag/13
In the Matter of Judge Mays
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: 1jd/14
Attorney Grievance v. Gage-Cohen
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: 25ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Greenberg
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: 42ag/14
Attorney Grievance v. Dimas
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: 43ag/14
Attorney Grievance v. Litman
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: 81ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Bennett
Date: October 20, 2014
Docket Number: 54ag/14
Attorney Grievance v. Stevens
Date: October 9, 2014
Docket Number: 50ag/14
Attorney Grievance v. Fish
Date: October 9, 2014
Docket Number: 51ag/14
Attorney Grievance v. Hodes
Date: October 7, 2014
Docket Number: 61agpc/13
Attorney Grievance v. Worsham
Date: October 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14agpc/13
Attorney Grievance v. Barnett
Date: October 3, 2014
Docket Number: 28agpc/13
Attorney Grievance v. Wills
Date: October 3, 2014
Docket Number: 99agpc/13
Attorney Grievance v. Burghardt
Date: September 24, 2014
Docket Number: 15ago/14
Reinstatement of Hoerauf
Date: September 23, 2014
Docket Number: 117agro/13
Attorney Grievance v. Sweitzer
Date: September 22, 2014
Docket Number: 11ago/14
Attorney Grievance v. Sweitzer
Date: September 22, 2014
Docket Number: 1ago/14
Attorney Grievance v. Wray
Date: September 22, 2014
Docket Number: 20ago/14
Reinstatement of Seward
Date: September 18, 2014
Docket Number: 24agro/14
Reinstatement of Llinas
Date: September 18, 2014
Docket Number: 33ag/14
Reinstatement of Narasimhan
Date: September 18, 2014
Docket Number: 77agro/12
Attorney Grievance v. Felder
Date: September 11, 2014
Docket Number: 33agpc/13
Attorney Grievance v. Kum
Date: September 10, 2014
Docket Number: 73agpc/12
Attorney Grievance v. Woloszyn
Date: September 4, 2014
Docket Number: 17ag/14
Attorney Grievance v. Nace
Date: August 28, 2014
Docket Number: 23ag/14
Kulbicki v. State  
Date: August 27, 2014
Docket Number: 13/13

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1995, Petitioner was convicted of first-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. In 2006, the Supreme Court determined in Clemons v. State that, under the Frye-Reed standard, Comparative B...

Attorney Grievance v. Lewis
Date: August 27, 2014
Docket Number: 38ag/13
Brooks v. State  
Date: August 27, 2014
Docket Number: 46/13

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Petitioner was convicted of one count each of first degree rape, second degree rape, second degree assault, and false imprisonment. The court of special appeals affirmed. The Court of Appeals affirmed...

Raynor v. State  
Date: August 27, 2014
Docket Number: 69/12

Justia Opinion Summary: Two years after she was raped, the victim reported her suspicion that Petitioner was the rapist. Petitioner went to the police station for an interview but refused to provide a DNA sample. After Petitioner left the stati...

Spacesaver Sys., Inc. v. Adam  
Date: August 27, 2014
Docket Number: 98/13

Justia Opinion Summary: After Respondent’s employment with a corporation was terminated, she sued the corporation and her sibling business partner, alleging that she was terminated without cause in violation of her employment agreement. The wri...

Attorney Grievance v. Sperling
Date: August 26, 2014
Docket Number: 95ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Cuadra
Date: August 25, 2014
Docket Number: 36ag/14
NIHC, Inc. v. Comptroller of the Treasury  
Date: August 18, 2014
Docket Number: 63/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Nordstrom, Inc. created several subsidiary corporations, including NIHC, Inc., which engaged in a series of transactions, with each other and with Nordstrom, involving the licensing rights to Nordstrom’s trademarks. The...

Peters v. Early Healthcare Giver, Inc.  
Date: August 13, 2014
Docket Number: 86/13

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case were two of Maryland’s wage enforcement laws: the Wage and Hour Law (WHL) and the Wage Payment and Collection Law (WPCL). Following her departure from her place of employment Plaintiff sued her Empl...

Chesapeake Bay Found. v. DCW Dutchship  
Date: August 4, 2014
Docket Number: 77/13

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000, DCW Dutchship Island, LLC (DCW), a corporation wholly owned by Daryl Wagner, purchased the Little Island in the Magothy River. At that time, the Island measured approximately 1.92 acres in area and was improved...

Baltimore County v. Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 4  
Date: July 29, 2014
Docket Number: 96/13

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge No. 4 (the FOP), the bargaining agent for covered Baltimore County police employees, submitted to the Baltimore County’s Director of Human Resources (Director) an unfair labor practic...

Attorney Grievance v. Miller
Date: July 25, 2014
Docket Number: 16ag/14
Attorney Grievance v. Harmon
Date: July 24, 2014
Docket Number: 79ag/13
W.R. Grace & Co. v. Swedo  
Date: July 22, 2014
Docket Number: 82/13

Justia Opinion Summary: The question before the Court of Appeals in these three consolidated cases was the appropriate method for crediting payments made under a workers’ compensation award when that award is increased on appeal. At issue was w...

Dehn Motor Sales v. Schultz  
Date: July 22, 2014
Docket Number: 94/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, the owner and operator of a used car business, filed an action against two Baltimore City police officers, claiming that the two officers, along with several other officers, had entered private property withou...

State v. Turner
Date: July 21, 2014
Docket Number: 116pc/13
State v. Bookman
Date: July 21, 2014
Docket Number: 117pc/13
State v. Morris
Date: July 21, 2014
Docket Number: 118pc/13
State v. Burroughs
Date: July 21, 2014
Docket Number: 119pc/13
Attorney Grievance v. Zhang
Date: July 21, 2014
Docket Number: 11ag/13
NVR Mortgage Fin., Inc. v. Carlsen  
Date: July 21, 2014
Docket Number: 11m/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant used NVR Mortgage Finance, Inc. to apply for a mortgage and paid NVR Mortgage a broker fee. More than three but fewer than twelve years later, Appelalnt sued NVR Mortgage and NVR, Inc. (collectively, NVR) for a...

Carter v. Wallace & Gale Asbestos Settlement Trust  
Date: July 21, 2014
Docket Number: 84/13

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether apportionment of damages is appropriate in the wrongful death and asbestos litigation context and whether a “use plaintiff” - a plaintiff for whom an action is brought in another’s name...

Elms v. Renewal by Anderson  
Date: July 21, 2014
Docket Number: 89/13

Justia Opinion Summary: After Elms Construction Company, owned by Richard Elms (Elms), began installing windows and doors for Renewal by Anderson (Renewal), Elms fell from a ladder and injured his right foot. Elms filed a workers’ compensation...

Motor Vehicle Admin. v. Salop  
Date: July 21, 2014
Docket Number: 93/13

Justia Opinion Summary: The Driver License Compact is an interstate agreement that requires party states to report all convictions of an out-of-state driver to the state that issued the driver a license to operate a motor vehicle. For certain o...

Resignation of McMullen
Date: July 18, 2014
Docket Number: 120ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Jordan
Date: July 18, 2014
Docket Number: 71ag/13
Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc. v. Dep’t of Agriculture  
Date: July 18, 2014
Docket Number: 87/13

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerned a request for certain public records for specific nutrient management plans (NMP) of various private farming operations. Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc. (WKA) submitted the requests, without success, to th...

Attorney Grievance v. Mungin
Date: July 18, 2014
Docket Number: 88ag/12
Robinette v. Hunsecker  
Date: July 18, 2014
Docket Number: 90/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Ex-Wife and Husband entered into a property settlement agreement that included an allocation of future benefits from the retirement plan sponsored by Husband’s employer. The agreement implied that Husband’s retirement pl...

Attorney Grievance v. Blumenfeld
Date: July 17, 2014
Docket Number: 102ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Sullivan
Date: July 16, 2014
Docket Number: 10ag/14
Attorney Grievance v. Berman
Date: July 9, 2014
Docket Number: 84ag/13
Dep’t of Pub. Safety v. Doe  
Date: June 30, 2014
Docket Number: 1m/13

Justia Opinion Summary: In Doe I, the Supreme Court held that the retroactive application of the provisions in the Maryland sex offender registration statute that the Court deemed punitive violated the prohibition against ex post facto laws in...

Springer v. Erie Ins. Exch.  
Date: June 24, 2014
Docket Number: 79/13

Justia Opinion Summary: David Springer was sued by J.G. Wentworth Originations, LLC for, inter alia, engaging in false and misleading advertising, defamation, and false light. Springer was insured under an insurance policy issued by Erie Insura...

Makowski v. Mayor & City of Baltimore  
Date: June 24, 2014
Docket Number: 81/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant owned property located within the heart of a planned development. The City of Baltimore sought to condemn the property. When the City and Appellant were unable to agree upon a price to be paid for the property,...

Thompkins v. Mountaineer Invs., LLC  
Date: June 23, 2014
Docket Number: 43/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners obtained a loan from a Lender by taking out a second mortgage on their residence secured by a deed of trust on that property. The Lender sold the loan to another entity, to whom it assigned the loan instrumen...

Cabrera v. Penate  
Date: June 20, 2014
Docket Number: 110/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Claudia Natalie Cabrera sought the nomination of the Maryland Democratic Party for the office of delegate in the June 2014 gubernatorial primary election, but when she tendered for filing a certificate of candidacy she w...

Nash v. State  
Date: June 20, 2014
Docket Number: 60/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with one count of murder in the first degree. The case proceeded to trial. During the jury’s deliberations and at 5 p.m. on the Friday before a three-holiday weekend, the foreperson of the jury subm...

Hamilton v. Kirson  
Date: June 20, 2014
Docket Number: 78/13

Justia Opinion Summary: In each of these two consolidated cases, plaintiffs brought a negligence action against landlords to recover for injuries resulting from lead paint poisoning. Both plaintiffs relied on circumstantial, rather than direct,...

Bradford v. Jai Med. Sys. Managed Care Org., Inc.  
Date: June 19, 2014
Docket Number: 30/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Jai Medical Systems Managed Care Organization, Inc. (JaiMCO) is an entity that contracts with health care providers to provide health care services to patients enrolled in the State Medicaid program. Dr. Steven Bennett p...

Attorney Grievance v. McDowell & Burson
Date: June 19, 2014
Docket Number: 50ag/12
Reinstatement of Robinson
Date: June 18, 2014
Docket Number: 51agro/13
Attorney Grievance v. Chang
Date: June 6, 2014
Docket Number: 4ag/14
Attorney Grievance v. Hoeruaf
Date: June 4, 2014
Docket Number: 117ag/13
Clyburn v. Richmond
Date: May 28, 2014
Docket Number: 105/13
Attorney Grievance v. Ring
Date: May 28, 2014
Docket Number: 116ag/13
Reinstatement of Nelson
Date: May 28, 2014
Docket Number: 72ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Narasimhan
Date: May 23, 2014
Docket Number: 77ag/12
Motor Vehicle Admin. v. Deering  
Date: May 21, 2014
Docket Number: 52/13

Justia Opinion Summary: This case centered on the implied consent, administrative per se law (“Law”), under which a suspected drunk driver may choose either to take or to refuse a breath test to measure blood alcohol concentration. A test refus...

Friolo v. Frankel  
Date: May 19, 2014
Docket Number: 102/11

Justia Opinion Summary: Joy Friolo was hired by Douglas Frankel, a physician, to handle his billing and collections. After Friolo was discharged, she filed a complaint against Frankel and his practice, claiming that Frankel did not pay her for...

Kusi v. State  
Date: May 19, 2014
Docket Number: 62/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native of Ghana who arrived in the United States four years prior to his conviction, was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor, second degree rape, and third degree sexual offense. On appeal, Petitioner argu...

Bartlett v. Portfolio Recovery Assocs.  
Date: May 19, 2014
Docket Number: 64/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, debt buyers, filed separate small claims actions to recover money damages against Defendants. Plaintiffs demanded judgment on affidavit, and Defendants filed notices of intention to defend. After a trial on t...

Spivery-Jones v. Trans Healthcare, Inc.  
Date: May 19, 2014
Docket Number: 66/13

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Trans Healthcare, Inc. (THI) filed a petition requesting that an individual and his firm be appointed as receiver over THI and forty-three related entities. THI’s petition was granted. Approximately eighteen mon...

Attorney Grievance v. Agbaje
Date: May 19, 2014
Docket Number: 87ag/12
Attorney Grievance v. Greenleaf
Date: May 16, 2014
Docket Number: 2ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Fraidin
Date: May 16, 2014
Docket Number: 6ag/13
Zook v. Pesce  
Date: May 16, 2014
Docket Number: 75/13

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, twenty-two days before his death, Decedent amended his 2007 Living Trust. Petitioner, Decedent’s daughter, filed a complaint for inspection of records questioning the validity of the 2008 Living Trust. Petitione...

Attorney Grievance v. Levin
Date: May 16, 2014
Docket Number: 75ag/12
State v. Berry
Date: May 15, 2014
Docket Number: 10pc/14
Scott v. State
Date: May 15, 2014
Docket Number: 111pc/13
State v. Kingsberry
Date: May 15, 2014
Docket Number: 112pc/13
State v. Brown
Date: May 15, 2014
Docket Number: 113pc/13
State v. Barnes
Date: May 15, 2014
Docket Number: 114pc/13
State v. Coleman
Date: May 15, 2014
Docket Number: 115pc/13
State v. Griffin
Date: May 15, 2014
Docket Number: 1pc/14
State v. Costen
Date: May 15, 2014
Docket Number: 5pc/14
State v. Willis
Date: May 15, 2014
Docket Number: 6pc/14
State v. Gomez
Date: May 15, 2014
Docket Number: 8pc/14
State v. Reid
Date: May 15, 2014
Docket Number: 9pc/14
Attorney Grievance v. Giacomazza
Date: May 13, 2014
Docket Number: 66ag/13
Cabrera v. Penate
Date: May 1, 2014
Docket Number: 110pc/13
G.E. Frisco Co. v. Oliver
Date: May 1, 2014
Docket Number: 88pc/13
Attorney Grievance v. Kinnard
Date: April 29, 2014
Docket Number: 114ag/13
Blackburn Ltd. P'ship v. Paul  
Date: April 28, 2014
Docket Number: 55/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Three-year-old Christopher Paul suffered severe injuries after nearly drowning in a pool at an apartment complex near his parents’ home. Christopher’s mother filed a complaint against the owner and manager of the apartme...

Attorney Grievance v. Janey
Date: April 28, 2014
Docket Number: 77ag/13
Shannon v. Fusco  
Date: April 24, 2014
Docket Number: 57/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondents, the estate of Anthony Fusco and Anthony's surviving children and widow, filed survival and wrongful death actions against Petitioners, Dr. Kevin Shannon and his medical practice (together, “Dr. Shannon”) for...

Ellsworth v. Baltimore Police Dep’t  
Date: April 24, 2014
Docket Number: 58/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a homicide detective with the Baltimore City Police Department, was involved in an incident with the Baltimore City Police, which resulted in Petitioner being charged with seven violations of four administrat...

Nalls v. State  
Date: April 23, 2014
Docket Number: 54/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants in this case were charged with criminal offenses, and both defendants waived their right to a jury trial. After bench trials, Defendants were found guilty and sentenced. Each defendant appealed, challenging th...

Szwed v. State  
Date: April 23, 2014
Docket Number: 61/13

Justia Opinion Summary: After a bench trial, Defendant was convicted of first, third, and fourth degree burglary, theft under $1000, and malicious destruction of property having a value of less than $500. Defendant appealed, challenging the tri...

Morgan v. State  
Date: April 23, 2014
Docket Number: 71/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was charged with two counts each of possession of cocaine and distribution of cocaine. On the day of trial, Petitioner waived his right to a jury. Petitioner then pled not guilty as to one of the distribution...

Fuster v. State  
Date: April 22, 2014
Docket Number: 41/13

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Petitioner, a dentist, was convicted of various sexual crimes against a minor patient. In the circuit court, while self-represented, Petitioner filed a petition for DNA testing, requesting that the cl...

Attorney Grievance v. Landau
Date: April 21, 2014
Docket Number: 84ag/12
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35 v. Montgomery County  
Date: April 18, 2014
Docket Number: 67/13

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, the Montgomery County Council adopted Resolution No. 17-149 (Resolution), which “changed” three contract provisions for fiscal year 2012 in the pre-existing collectively-bargained agreement (CBA) with members of...

Attorney Grievance v. Robinson
Date: April 10, 2014
Docket Number: 51ago/13
Burns v. State
Date: April 10, 2014
Docket Number: 65pc/13
Application of Walker to the Bar
Date: April 9, 2014
Docket Number: 28m/13
Gray v. Howard Co. Bd. of Elections
Date: April 8, 2014
Docket Number: 106pc/13
Attorney Grievance v. Worsham
Date: April 8, 2014
Docket Number: 14ago/13
Hoskins v. State
Date: April 8, 2014
Docket Number: 80pc/13
Attorney Grievance v. May
Date: April 2, 2014
Docket Number: 106ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Seward
Date: April 2, 2014
Docket Number: 107ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Thomas-Bellamy
Date: March 28, 2014
Docket Number: 50ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Weber
Date: March 28, 2014
Docket Number: 82ag/12
State Ctr., LLC v. Lexington Charles Ltd. P’ship  
Date: March 27, 2014
Docket Number: 12/13

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was the State Center Project, a $1.5 billion redevelopment project intended to revitalize property owned by the State in Baltimore. In 2005, the State issued a public request for qualifications to s...

In re Victoria C.  
Date: March 27, 2014
Docket Number: 15/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Victoria was declared a child in need of assistance after her father, George, would not allow her return to the home he shared with his wife, Kieran, and their two children, Lance and Evan. Victoria later sought visitati...

Housing Auth. of Baltimore City v. Woodland  
Date: March 26, 2014
Docket Number: 18/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Amafica Woodland lived in a residence owned and managed by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (“HABC”) from her birth in 1995 until her mother and grandmother vacated the residence in 1997. In 2009, Woodland sued HA...

Marshall v. Safeway, Inc.  
Date: March 26, 2014
Docket Number: 56/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was an hourly employee of Safeway, Inc. In 2010, in response to two writs of garnishment issued by the district court, Safeway deducted an excess of $29.64 from Plaintiff’s wages. Plaintiff subsequently filed a...

Hall v. State  
Date: March 25, 2014
Docket Number: 53/13

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of armed carjacking and other crimes. On appeal, Defendant argued that the circuit court abused its discretion by giving an “anti-CSI effect” jury instruction. The court of spe...

Moment v. State
Date: March 24, 2014
Docket Number: 108pc/13
Hadel v. State
Date: March 24, 2014
Docket Number: 109pc/13
Gore Enter. Holdings, Inc. v. Comptroller of Treasury  
Date: March 24, 2014
Docket Number: 36/13

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, the Comptroller of Maryland issued assessments of tax and interest against Petitioners, two out-of-state subsidiary corporations, based on Petitioners’ relationship with their Maryland parent, Petitioners’ subst...

Alexis v. State  
Date: March 24, 2014
Docket Number: 45/13

Justia Opinion Summary: In two separate cases, Petitioner was convicted of second-degree murder and two counts of solicitation to obstruct justice, among other offenses. The cases were consolidated for appeal, and the court of special appeals a...

Attorney Grievance v. Friedman
Date: March 24, 2014
Docket Number: 49ag/12
Attorney Grievance v. Kourtesis
Date: March 24, 2014
Docket Number: 4ag/13
Victoria Falls Comm. for Truth in Taxation, LLC v. Prince George's County  
Date: March 21, 2014
Docket Number: 59/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Prince George’s County enacted a resolution creating the Victoria Falls Special Taxing District (District) under authority granted by a State enabling act (Act). Taxpayers challenged the resolution and sought tax refunds...

Reinstatement of Bell
Date: March 20, 2014
Docket Number: 86ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Dewan
Date: March 10, 2014
Docket Number: 103ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Levin
Date: March 7, 2014
Docket Number: 75agpc/12
Attorney Grievance v. Landau
Date: March 7, 2014
Docket Number: 84agpc/12
Barnes v. State  
Date: March 5, 2014
Docket Number: 34/13

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Petitioner was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and related offenses. Petitioner appealed the denial of his motion to suppress the contents of a storage locker belonging to him, argui...

Scriber v. State  
Date: March 5, 2014
Docket Number: 35/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was charged with certain traffic offenses in the district court. The district court acquitted Petitioner as to the charge of disobeying a lawful order or direction of a police officer but convicted Petitioner...

Brethren Mut. Ins. Co. v. Buckley  
Date: March 4, 2014
Docket Number: 10/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Ember Buckley was a passenger in a motor vehicle driven by Harvey Betts when the vehicle was involved in an accident. Buckley, who sustained injuries in the accident, settled with GEICO, Betts’ insurer, for the full poli...

Gambrill v. State  
Date: February 27, 2014
Docket Number: 42/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with misuse of telephone facilities and harassment. Prior to the start of trial, Defendant’s public defender informed the court: “Your Honor, on behalf of [Defendant], I’d request a postponement. He...

Attorney Grievance v. Russell
Date: February 27, 2014
Docket Number: 58ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Lewis
Date: February 27, 2014
Docket Number: 80ag/12
Keller v. Serio  
Date: February 26, 2014
Docket Number: 48/13

Justia Opinion Summary: After she was injured in a motor vehicle accident, Petitioner filed suit against Charles Serio, the tortfeasor. Petitioner’s motor vehicle insurer, GEICO, with whom Petitioner had underinsured motorist (“UM”) coverage, i...

Attorney Grievance v. Berry
Date: February 26, 2014
Docket Number: 62ag/12
Attorney Grievance v. Frost
Date: February 26, 2014
Docket Number: 69ag/12
State v. Goldberg  
Date: February 26, 2014
Docket Number: 8/13

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was Chapter 286 of the 2007 Session Laws of Maryland. The legislation revised existing law by replacing ejectment with a lien-and-foreclosure process for defaulting lessees of ground leases when mor...

Falls Road Cmty. Ass’n, Inc. v. Baltimore County  
Date: February 25, 2014
Docket Number: 39/12

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerned a dispute over the paving of a parking lot located on park land leased to a restaurant. A formal agreement between the restaurant and a community organization restricted the paving of the property, an...

Patton v. Wells Fargo Fin. Md., Inc.  
Date: February 24, 2014
Docket Number: 3/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant financed the purchase of a car over time pursuant to a loan contract. The car dealer assigned the contract to Appellee, a financial services company. Because Appellant stopped making payments before the loan wa...

Attorney Grievance v. Pinno
Date: February 24, 2014
Docket Number: 30ag/11
TIG Ins. Co. v. Monongahela Power Co.  
Date: February 24, 2014
Docket Number: 31/13

Justia Opinion Summary: A holding company, whose subsidiaries owned power-generating facilities, filed a complaint against multiple insurers regarding the terms of liability policies the company purchased in the 1970s and 1980s. At issue in thi...

Attorney Grievance v. McDonald
Date: February 21, 2014
Docket Number: 38ag/12
Pearson v. State  
Date: February 21, 2014
Docket Number: 49/13

Justia Opinion Summary: The State charged Petitioner with various drug-related crimes. Petitioner’s co-defendant filed three proposed voir dire questions asking whether any prospective juror had ever been the victim of a crime or a member of a...

Li v. Lee  
Date: February 21, 2014
Docket Number: 50/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Wife and Husband married in 2003. In 2005 and 2008, Wife and Husband executed marital settlement agreements. In 2009, Husband filed a complaint for divorce, alleging that the separation agreements were voidable at his de...

Kennedy v. State  
Date: February 21, 2014
Docket Number: 51/13

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Petitioner was convicted of second degree murder, two counts of attempted second degree murder, and related weapons offenses. The court of special appeals affirmed. During the trial, defense counsel i...

Attorney Grievance v. Cromer
Date: February 20, 2014
Docket Number: 100ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Friedman
Date: February 12, 2014
Docket Number: 49ag/12
Attorney Grievance v. Friedman
Date: February 12, 2014
Docket Number: 49agpc/12
Reinstatement of Tanko
Date: February 12, 2014
Docket Number: 55ag/12
Reinstatement of Tanko
Date: February 12, 2014
Docket Number: 55agpc/12
Bernstein v. Ely
Date: February 11, 2014
Docket Number: 23pc/13
Bryant v. State  
Date: February 3, 2014
Docket Number: 37/13

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Petitioner was convicted of distribution of cocaine and conspiracy to distribute cocaine. The sentencing judge imposed a twenty-five-year mandatory enhanced sentence without the possibility of parole...

Attorney Grievance v. Worthy
Date: January 30, 2014
Docket Number: 6ag/12
Attorney Grievance v. Kahl
Date: January 29, 2014
Docket Number: 81ag/11
Attorney Grievance v. Nusbaum
Date: January 29, 2014
Docket Number: 90ag/09
Roberts v. Montgomery County  
Date: January 28, 2014
Docket Number: 39/13

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was a paid firefighter employed by Respondent, Montgomery County. Petitioner filed a claim pursuant to the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Act, claiming that he sustained injuries in an accident that occurred w...

Robinson v. State  
Date: January 27, 2014
Docket Number: 11/13

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Petitioner was found guilty of conspiracy to commit first degree burglary and sentenced to ten years’ incarceration. On appeal, Petitioner argued, among other things, that the trial court erred by off...

Sturdivant v. Dep’t of Health & Mental Hygiene  
Date: January 27, 2014
Docket Number: 96/12

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs were employees of a State psychiatric hospital who had been laid off and were not rehired in order of seniority when the hospital later filled vacancies for positions comparable to those previously occupied by...

Hobby v. State  
Date: January 24, 2014
Docket Number: 33/13

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Petitioner was convicted of theft of property valued in excess of $100,000 and related offenses stemming from his unauthorized occupancy of a home for approximately seven months. Defendant appealed th...

Attorney Grievance v. Gray
Date: January 24, 2014
Docket Number: 52ag/12
Attorney Grievance v. Reno
Date: January 24, 2014
Docket Number: 5ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Shields
Date: January 22, 2014
Docket Number: 90ag/13
Attorney Grievance v. Berry
Date: January 14, 2014
Docket Number: 62ag/12
Attorney Grievance v. Berry
Date: January 14, 2014
Docket Number: 62agpc/12
Lambert v. State
Date: January 13, 2014
Docket Number: 47pc/13
Navy v. Army
Date: January 1, 2014
Docket Number: 1/14
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