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HAKIM KNIGHT v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress testimony — Lay opinion Following a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Hakim Knight, appellant, was convicted of four firearm-related offenses: possession of a regulated firearm after a disqualifying conviction (underage ...

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OLIVIA C. GRINNELL v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Traffic stop By way of a criminal information, the State charged appellant, Olivia C. Grinnell, with various narcotics-related offenses. The Circuit Court for Dorchester County denied her motion to suppress the narcotics ...

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LEO DONNELL SHAW v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

Criminal procedure — Discharge of counsel — Meritorious reasons Appellant Leo Shaw was convicted by a jury of two counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, one count of possession of a rifle/shotgun by a prohibited person, ...

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HARFORD COUNTY HOUSING AGENCY v. TIFFANY KNOX (access required)

Administrative law — County housing agency — Housing Choice Voucher Program The Harford County Housing Agency (“the County”) terminated Tiffany Knox’s participation in the Housing Choice Voucher Program in August 2018. At an informal agency hearing, the termination was upheld ...

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MARQUISE GREENE v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

Criminal law — Sufficiency of evidence — Gun possession After a motions hearing and a two-day bench trial, the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted Marquise Greene, appellant, of one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony ...

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KAYLA ASHLEY NELSON V. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

Criminal procedure — Ineffective assistance of counsel — Failure to investigate A Baltimore City jury convicted appellant Kayla Nelson of one count of illegal possession of oxycodone. The court sentenced her to serve three years in prison. Nelson petitioned for ...

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NIGEL WILLIAMSON v. VELINDA PARKER (access required)

Contracts — Breach — Res judicata and collateral estoppel In 2018, Nigel Williamson, appellant, and Velinda Parker, appellee, entered into an agreement to jointly operate an SAT preparatory and tutoring business. Ms. Parker established a separate LLC to collect payments ...

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