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In this adverse possession suit, appellee, John Wright, claims ownership of three parcels of land in Kent County, Maryland. On April 9, 2013, Wright filed a complaint in the Circuit Court for Kent County seeking establishment of boundary lines and quiet title for the subject parcels. Wright simultaneously filed a motion for summary judgment.

The motion for summary judgment was scheduled for a hearing on October 3, 2013. Six days before the hearing, appellant, Julius Tilghman, filed a motion to continue the hearing in order to obtain counsel. Two days before the hearing, Wright filed a supplemental affidavit in support of his motion.

At the hearing, the circuit court denied Tilghman’s motion for a continuance and granted Wright’s motion for summary judgment. Tilghman subsequently obtained counsel and filed a motion to alter or amend the judgment on October 21, 2013, which the circuit court also denied.

1. Did the trial court err in granting Wright’s motion for summary judgment?

2 Did the trial court abuse its discretion in denying Tilghman’s motion for a continuance?

3. Did the trial court abuse its discretion by denying Tilghman’s motion to alter or amend the order granting summary judgment?

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