Maryland Court of Appeals Decisions 2021

Attorney Grievance v. Patel
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 75ag/20
Application of Nemirovsky
Date: May 13, 2021
Docket Number: 14m/20
Application of Nemirovsky
Date: May 12, 2021
Docket Number: 14m/20
Lee v. WinnCompanies
Date: May 12, 2021
Docket Number: 25pc/20
Attorney Grievance v. Nabit
Date: May 12, 2021
Docket Number: 92ag/20
Attorney Grievance v. Akpan
Date: May 11, 2021
Docket Number: 91ag/20
Attorney Grievance v. Spangler
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 71ag/20
Reinstatement of Ackerman
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 87ag/20
Travelocity.com v. Comptroller  
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 14/20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the tax court determining that, between 2003 and 2011, Travelocity.com LP was liable for sums due under the sales and use tax pursuant to Md. Code Tax-Gen. 11-102(a), holding...

Wheeling v. Selene Finance LP  
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 27/20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals reversed in part and affirmed in part the judgment of the court of special appeals dismissing an amended complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted, holding that Petition...

Reinstatement of Cooper
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 80ag/20
Attorney Grievance v. Fineblum
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 3ag/20
Taylor v. State  
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 2/20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals reversed Defendant's conviction for various charges related to a home invasion, holding that a the trial court erred by giving an anti-CSI effect instruction and that the error was not harmless. At...

Trott v. State  
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 9m/20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Defendant's motion to suppress, holding that, under the circumstances presented in this case, the police had reasonable suspicion to conduct a brief...

Attorney Grievance v. Priest
Date: April 22, 2021
Docket Number: 86ag/20
Fowlkes v. Choudhry  
Date: April 13, 2021
Docket Number: 6/20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the court of special appeals vacating a jury award of $500,000 against Dr. Shabbir Choudhry for loss of household services, which Petitioner alleged she would have received f...

Attorney Grievance v. Stewart
Date: April 8, 2021
Docket Number: 84ag/20
Attorney Grievance v. Stewart
Date: April 7, 2021
Docket Number: 84ag/20
Attorney Grievance v. Desimone
Date: April 7, 2021
Docket Number: 8ag/20
Attorney Grievance v. Viladegut
Date: April 6, 2021
Docket Number: 54ag/19
Nationwide Property & Casualty Insurance Co. v. Selective Way Insurance Co.  
Date: April 1, 2021
Docket Number: 1/20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the court of special appeals concluding that prejudgment interest on defense costs where a party breaches its duty to defend does not fall within the exception to the "modifi...

Attorney Grievance v. Karambelas
Date: April 1, 2021
Docket Number: 37ag/19
Attorney Grievance v. Young
Date: March 31, 2021
Docket Number: 23ag/19
In re Walker  
Date: March 30, 2021
Docket Number: 8m/20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals answered a certified question of law by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland by holding that the Maryland Contract Lien Act (MCLA), Md. Code Ann. Real Prop. 14-201 - 206, d...

Attorney Grievance v. Viladegut
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 54ag/19
In the Matter of Judge Nickerson
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 1jd/20
Attorney Grievance v. Portillo
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 22agpc/20
Conner v. State  
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 26/20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the court of special appeals affirming the judgment of the circuit court finding Appellant in violation of his probation and sentencing him to serve ten years, holding that t...

Merryman v. University of Baltimore  
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 33/20

Justia Opinion Summary: In this grievance proceeding, the Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the court of special appeals vacating the judgment of the circuit court affirming in part and reversing in part the decision of the ALJ and rema...

Attorney Grievance v. Dabney
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 48ag/20
Fowlkes v. Choudhry  
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 6/20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the court of special appeals reversing the judgment of the circuit court for $500,000 in economic damages to Petitioner under the Wrongful Death Act, Md. Code Ann. Cts. & Jud...

Attorney Grievance v. Baker
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 81ag/20
Attorney Grievance v. Glick
Date: March 18, 2021
Docket Number: 16agc/20
Attorney Grievance v. Johnson
Date: March 16, 2021
Docket Number: 63ag/18
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. v. Department of Finance of Baltimore City  
Date: March 15, 2021
Docket Number: 9/20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the denial of Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.'s request for a refund of the taxes that it paid pursuant to a Baltimore City ordinance for the privilege of selling advertising on billboards that...

Attorney Grievance v. Resnick
Date: March 11, 2021
Docket Number: 16ag/20
United Bank v. Buckingham  
Date: March 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1m/20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals held that a change in life insurance beneficiary constitutes a conveyance under the Maryland Uniform Fraudulent Conveyance Act (MUFCA), Md. Code Comm. Law 15-201(c), and that a guardian of property i...

Attorney Grievance v. Resnick
Date: March 9, 2021
Docket Number: 76ag/20
Attorney Grievance v. Sadur
Date: March 5, 2021
Docket Number: 35ag/20
Attorney Grievance v. Eide
Date: March 5, 2021
Docket Number: 42ag/19
Uthus v. Valley Mill Camp  
Date: March 4, 2021
Docket Number: 7/20

Justia Opinion Summary: In this family dispute regarding a family business the Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the court of special appeals affirming the decision of the trial court entering judgment in favor of Valley Mill Camp, Inc....

Attorney Grievance v. Barnwell
Date: March 3, 2021
Docket Number: 54ag/20
Reinstatement of Moreno
Date: March 3, 2021
Docket Number: 74ag/20
State v. Rovin  
Date: March 2, 2021
Docket Number: 29/20

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case stemming from a lawsuit brought by Respondent against the State and the law enforcement officers and prosecutors who were responsible for charging her with assault and juror intimidation, the Court of Appeal...

Mayor & City Cnc. of Balt. v. ProVen Mgmt.
Date: March 2, 2021
Docket Number: 8/20
Attorney Grievance v. Viladegut
Date: March 1, 2021
Docket Number: 54agpc/19
Resignation of Branson
Date: March 1, 2021
Docket Number: 56ag/20
Attorney Grievance v. Sperling
Date: March 1, 2021
Docket Number: 6ag/19
Mayor & City Council of Baltimore v. ProVen Management, Inc.  
Date: March 1, 2021
Docket Number: 8/20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals reversed the judgment of the court of special appeals concluding that it had jurisdiction to consider this appeal, holding that, under the circumstances, there was no right to appeal arising under st...

Attorney Grievance v. Narvaiz
Date: February 23, 2021
Docket Number: 70ag/20
Attorney Grievance v. Narvaiz
Date: February 23, 2021
Docket Number: 73ag/20
State v. Morris
Date: February 9, 2021
Docket Number: 37pc/20
Attorney Grievance v. Kolawole
Date: February 5, 2021
Docket Number: 26ag/20
Attorney Grievance v. Birch
Date: February 4, 2021
Docket Number: 70ag/20
Attorney Grievance v. Cooper
Date: February 2, 2021
Docket Number: 67ag/20
Canales-Yanez v. State  
Date: January 29, 2021
Docket Number: 11/20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the court of special appeals affirming the denial of Defendant's motion for new trial on the grounds that certain newly discovered evidence was immaterial, holding that there...

State v. McGagh  
Date: January 29, 2021
Docket Number: 12/20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals reversed the judgment of the court of special appeals reversing Defendant's conviction of perjury and making a false statement to a police officer, holding that the State presented sufficient evidenc...

State v. Sayles  
Date: January 29, 2021
Docket Numbers: 15/20, 16/20, 17/20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals reversed the judgment of the court of special appeals reversing the circuit court's judgment entering judgment on the jury's verdict finding Defendants guilty of home invasion and other crimes, holdi...

K. Hovnanian Homes of Maryland, LLC v. Havre de Grace  
Date: January 29, 2021
Docket Number: 22/20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the court of special appeals holding that a developer, K. Hovnanian Homes of Maryland, LLC (Hovnanian) could not enforce an agreement against the Mayor and City Council of Ha...

State v. Elzey  
Date: January 29, 2021
Docket Number: 3/20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the court of special appeals reversing Defendant's conviction of voluntary manslaughter and ordering a new trial, holding that the trial court erred in its formulation of the...

Attorney Grievance v. Wortham
Date: January 29, 2021
Docket Number: 67ag/19
State v. Carter  
Date: January 29, 2021
Docket Number: 74/19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the court of special appeals reversing Defendant's convictions on the grounds that the circuit court should have granted Defendant's motion to suppress, holding that the Stat...

Attorney Grievance v. Chang
Date: January 19, 2021
Docket Number: 19ag/20
Attorney Grievance v. Ackerman
Date: January 4, 2021
Docket Number: 55ag/19
Attorney Grievance v. Love
Date: January 4, 2021
Docket Number: 59ag/19
Attorney Grievance v. Moreno
Date: January 4, 2021
Docket Number: 64ag/20
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