University of Maryland Medical System Corp. v. KerriganAnnotate this Case
At issue in this appeal was the Circuit Court for Baltimore City’s grant of Defendant’s motion to transfer this case to Talbot County and the proper application of the standard of appellate review to the trial court’s order pursuant to Maryland Rule 2-327(c). The hearing judge granted the motion to transfer. The court of special appeals reversed, concluding that the moving party failed to meet its burden of demonstrating that the convenience of the parties and the interests of justice supported transfer of the case. The Court of Appeals reversed, holding (1) the facts of each case will dictate whether the plaintiff’s choice of venue will control the choice of forum; and (2) the hearing judge did not abuse his discretion in balancing the convenience of the parties and interests of justice and finding that the weight of the evidence favored transfer.