Maryland Court of Appeals Decisions 2019

Attorney Grievance v. Blatt
Date: May 22, 2019
Docket Number: 42ag/17
Hyman v. State  
Date: May 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18/18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the Court of Special Appeals affirming the judgment of the circuit court denying Petitioner coram nobis relief, holding that Petitioner waived the grounds underlying both cla...

State v. Christian  
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Number: 68/18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals vacated the judgment of the Court of Special Appeals affirming the postconviction court's grant of Defendant's petition for postconviction relief and remanded with instructions to remand the case to...

Attorney Grievance v. Sims
Date: May 3, 2019
Docket Number: 52ag/17
Gallagher v. Mercy Medical Center, Inc.  
Date: April 29, 2019
Docket Number: 44/18

Justia Opinion Summary: In this medical malpractice action, the Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the court of special appeals affirming the trial court's judgment granting summary judgment in favor of Respondent, holding that, under th...

Reinstatement of Thompson
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 77ag/18
Resignation of Koment
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 74ag/18
LVNV Funding LLC v. Finch  
Date: April 22, 2019
Docket Number: 46/18

Justia Opinion Summary: In this class action lawsuit filed by individuals against whom Defendant, an unlicensed debt buyer, obtained judgments in the district court, the Court of Appeals vacated the decision of the Court of Special Appeals affi...

Attorney Grievance v. Keisling
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 51ag/18
Attorney Grievance v. Blevins
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 78ag/18
Rosales v. State  
Date: April 17, 2019
Docket Number: 6/18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the Court of Special Appeals affirming Defendant's convictions, holding that this Court had jurisdiction to reach the merits of this appeal and that the trial court erred in...

Town of Forest Heights v. Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission  
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 21/18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals held that a proposed municipal annexation that encompassed an area consisting entirely of tax-exempt properties did not require consent from the owners of such properties pursuant to Md. Code Ann. Lo...

Attorney Grievance v. Sanderson
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 3ag/18
Attorney Grievance v. Sanderson
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 3agpc/18
Attorney Grievance v. Robbins
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 12ag/17
Resignation of Rand
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 69ag/18
State v. Sewell  
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 20/18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's decision to admit text messages that Defendant sent to his wife's cell phone, holding that the confidential martial communications privilege does not attach to communicatio...

State v. Shortall  
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 31/18

Justia Opinion Summary: In this prosecution under environmental laws the Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the Court of Special Appeals finding that Defendant was deprived of the right to the effective assistance of counsel, holding tha...

State v. Robertson  
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 40/18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the Court of Special Appeals reversing Defendant's conviction for accessory after the fact to murder and remanding the case for a new trial, holding that application of wheth...

Collins v. State  
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 54/18

Justia Opinion Summary: In this criminal case, the Court of Appeals reversed the judgment of the Court of Special Appeals affirming Defendant's conviction, holding that the circuit court abused its discretion by asking compound "strong feelings...

Romero v. Perez  
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 27/18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals explained in this opinion its reasons underlying its December 7, 2018 order, in which the Court issued an order reversing the judgment of the Court of Special Appeals affirming the decision of the ci...

In re G.R.  
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 32/18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals reversed the judgment of the Court of Special Appeals vacating in part the juvenile court's order and determining that the juvenile court erred in ordering $65 in restitution to rekey three household...

Floyd v. Mayor & City Council of Baltimore  
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 35/18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the circuit court granting the motion to dismiss filed by Respondent, the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, as to Taxpayers' complaint for declaratory judgment challenging...

George v. Baltimore County, Maryland  
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 37/18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the Court of Special Appeals affirming the judgment of the circuit court concluding that Petitioners, Baltimore County taxpayers, lacked standing to challenge the County's op...

Reinstatement of Njogu
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 12ag/18
Attorney Grievance v. Nave
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 19ago/18
Attorney Grievance v. Lekfowitz
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 29ag/18
Attorney Grievance v. Zajdel
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 73ag/18
Attorney Grievance v. Holcomb
Date: March 11, 2019
Docket Number: 70ag/18
State v. Syed  
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 24/18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals reversed the judgment of the court of special appeals affirming in part and reversing in part the judgment of the post-conviction granting Respondent a new trial, holding that certain actions on the...

Attorney Grievance v. Maldonado
Date: March 6, 2019
Docket Number: 11ag/17
Cushman & Wakefield of Maryland, Inc. v. DRV Greentec, LLC  
Date: March 4, 2019
Docket Number: 42/18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the Court of Special Appeals affirming the judgment of the circuit court granting summary judgment in favor of Respondent in this action brought by Petitioners seeking to col...

In re: Adoption/G'ship of H.R., etc.
Date: March 4, 2019
Docket Number: 55pc/18
Attorney Grievance v. Silverman
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 67ag/18
Smith v. Wakefield, LP  
Date: February 27, 2019
Docket Number: 28/18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the circuit court affirming the judgment of the district court in favor of Landlord on Landlord’s suit against Tenant seeking to recover unpaid rent that it claimed Tenant ow...

Attorney Grievance v. Edwards
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Number: 16ag/16
Attorney Grievance v. Nave
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19ag/18
Carver v. RBS Citizens, N.A.  
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 45/18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals vacated the judgment of the Court of Special Appeals dismissing an appeal, on its own initiative, as premature and remanded the case to that court with instructions to treat the notice of appeal as t...

Attorney Grievance v. Sadur
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 15ag/18
Armacost v. Davis  
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 69/17

Justia Opinion Summary: In this medical malpractice case, the Court of Appeals reversed the judgment of the Court of Special Appeals reversing the circuit court’s judgment in favor of Plaintiff, holding that the trial court’s instructions did n...

Attorney Grievance v. Conwell
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: 22ag/17
Commissioner of Labor & Industry v. Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.  
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: 30/18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals reversed the judgment of the Court of Special Appeals, which reversed the determination of the Commissioner of Labor and Industry that the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company violated Md. Code Ann. La...

Attorney Grievance v. Shin
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: 54ag/18
Attorney Grievance v. Ndjatou
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: 55ag/18
McDonell v. Harford County Housing Agency  
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 16/18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the Hartford County Housing Agency (HCHA) terminating Petitioner’s voucher, holding that the HCHA complied with procedural due process procedures under Maryland law and the U...

Attorney Grievance v. Johnson
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 36ag/17
Williams v. State  
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 13/18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals reversed the judgment of the Court of Special Appeals affirming the trial court’s denial of Petitioner’s motion for a new trial, holding that the trial court’s error of supplying the jury with an ins...

WV DIA Westminster, LLC v. Mayor & Common Council of Westminster  
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 22/18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the circuit court affirming the decision of the Mayor and Common Council of Westminster (the Council), holding that substantial evidence in the record as a whole supported th...

Attorney Grievance v. Murray
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 30ag/18
Reinstatement of Bailey
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 50ag/18
Moore v. Fernwood Mobile Home
Date: January 8, 2019
Docket Number: 39/18
In Re Santos Nohe Lopez Perez
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 61/18
Attorney Grievance v. Coppock
Date: January 3, 2019
Docket Number: 14ag/18
Attorney Grievance v. Fabayo
Date: January 3, 2019
Docket Number: 49ag/18
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