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DAVID MYERS, et al. V. ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, et al

Real property — Tree removal — Order of abatement

In 2015, Anne Arundel County (the “County”) filed, in the District Court for Anne Arundel County, a complaint against David Myers, Ekaterina Myers, and Mildred Myers (collectively the “Myers”) seeking injunctive and other relief regarding the removal of vegetation on or near the Myers’ property. While that case was pending, the Myers filed, in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, a “counterclaim” for monetary damages and other relief against the County and several additional parties, namely, Bay Area Tree Care, Inc. (“Bay Area”) and Richard E. Shortridge, Sr., Richard E. Shortridge, Jr., and David B. Shortridge (collectively the “Shortridges”).

The County thereafter filed a motion to dismiss the Myers’ counterclaim, and, following a hearing, the County’s motion was granted. In this appeal, the Myers present the following questions for our review …

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