On May 14, 2012, the Maryland Real Estate Commission, an administrative unit of
the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (hereinafter “the Commission”), after
adopting the factual findings of an administrative law judge (ALJ), ordered that Maryam
Rezaie’s real estate license be revoked, imposed a civil penalty in the amount of $20,000.00
against Ms. Rezaie and ruled that Ms. Rezaie could not hold a real estate license until the
civil penalty was paid in full. Dissatisfied with all of these rulings, Ms. Rezaie filed a
Petition for Judicial Review in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County.
On October 10, 2012, which was approximately four months after the petition was
filed, Ms. Rezaie filed a motion to remand the case to the Commission so that the
Commission could consider newly discovered evidence. The circuit court, on April 8, 2013,
conducted a hearing in regard to the motion to remand and the petition for judicial review.
On April 23, 2013, in a written opinion and order, the circuit court denied the motion to
reopen and affirmed the decision of the Commission. This timely appeal followed, in which
Ms. Rezaie raises two questions:
1) Did the trial judge abuse his discretion when he refused to consider the new
evidence proffered by appellant?
2) Did the trial judge err when he affirmed the decision of the Commission?