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STATE OF MARYLAND v. BRIAN ARTHUR TATE

Criminal procedure — Post-conviction relief — Guilty plea In 1992, Brian Arthur Tate, appellee, pleaded guilty, in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, to the first-degree murder of Jerry Lee Haines. Twenty-three years later, appellee filed a pro se ...

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GAIL R. KENNEDY V. RICHARD A. LASH, ET. AL.

Real property — Foreclosure sale — Notice It is not disputed that appellant, Gail R. Kennedy (Kennedy), defaulted on a promissory note securing the financing of her home, or that appellees, Richard A. Lash, et al. (Substitute Trustees), initiated foreclosure ...

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EXPUNGEMENT PETITION OF JOHN W.

Criminal procedure — Expungement of nolle prossed charges — Same incident, transaction or facts John W., appellant, appeals the denial by the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of his petition requesting expungement of the nolle prossed charges in a criminal ...

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KARIM WARD v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Post-conviction relief — Ineffective assistance of counsel This is an appeal from the denial of a petition for post-conviction relief filed by appellant, Karim Ward. The case started as an altercation at a night club, which led ...

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EDWARD BRAD WARD, JR. v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Impeachment of defendant’s testimony — Silence during police interview In November 2015, Brooke Connell had her purse stolen while she was shopping at a Wal-Mart in Berlin. Connell claimed that the thief assaulted her when she grabbed ...

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LARRY ENNIS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Separate sentences for conspiracy On April 1, 2015, Larry Ennis, appellant, was attending a party in Salisbury, Maryland, with several friends when a verbal altercation between Ennis’s group and another group occurred. Ennis’s group ...

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DERRELL MONTE PAYNE v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Exceeds plea agreement Derrell Monte Payne, appellant, was charged in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County with carjacking, robbery, and other charges. On March 5, 2013, appellant entered an Alford plea1 to the count ...

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MUHAMMAD AMIN v. SYED W. FARHAT

Contracts — Loan — Disputed amount This case arises from a complaint for monetary damages in the Circuit Court for Howard County. Appellant Muhammad Amin alleged that appellee Syed W. Farhat had not repaid a loan from November 17, 2009 ...

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CHRIS BURTON v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Separate sentences for gun- and ammunition-possession Chris Burton appeals from his conviction in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of possession of a regulated firearm and possession of ammunition by a prohibited person. He ...

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