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FRED WHITING v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of evidence — First degree murder Convicted by a jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of first degree murder of Michael Smith, attempted second degree murder of Shawan Jackson, and related offenses, Fred Whiting, ...

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MARLON THOMAS, JR. v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of evidence — Resisting arrest Convicted by a jury in the Circuit Court for Harford County of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and failure to obey a reasonable lawful order, Marlon Thomas, Jr., appellant, presents for our ...

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FONZIE AGNEW, JR. v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Credit for time on probation Following a January 2012 trial in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, a jury found Fonzie Agnew, Jr., appellant, guilty of first-degree assault and use of handgun in the ...

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PERONICA FLEMING V. MAMIE SCOTT

Torts — Slip and fall — Bare licensee Peronica Fleming, the appellant, brought this lawsuit against Mamie Scott, the appellee, seeking damages for injuries she suffered after falling on Ms. Scott’s property. At the time she fell, Ms. Fleming was ...

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BRADFORD THOMPSON v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Statements to police Appellant, Bradford Thompson, was indicted in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and charged with possession of fentanyl and possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute. Following a jury ...

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DESMOND HARLEY v. MARK DEVAN, et al

Real property — Foreclosure — Service of process Desmond Harley (“Harley”) appeals a decision of the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County upholding the denial of his Motion to Stay or Dismiss the foreclosure and ratifying the foreclosure sale. Harley ...

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COLBERT CARTER, JR. v. CHARLES COUNTY, MD, ET AL.

Torts — Malicious conduct — Punitive damages Colbert Carter, Jr. (“Appellant”) brought suit against Charles County, Maryland, Charles County Sherriff’s Office, Officer Kevin Makle (“Appellee Makle”), and Officer David Walker (“Appellee Walker”) (collectively “Appellees”) in the Circuit Court for Charles ...

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WILLIAM LEE LUCAS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Voir dire — Kazadi William Lee Lucas, the appellant, seeks reversal of his jury convictions arising out of a shooting and attempted robbery. Read the opinion

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ANGELO MARTEZ PATTERSON v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Miranda warning — Post-Miranda silence After a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Dorchester County, Angelo Martez Patterson (“Appellant”) was found guilty of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine, and keeping and maintaining ...

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KEVIN C. BETSKOFF, SR. v. STANDARD GUARANTY INSURANCE COMPANY

Insurance law — Failure to act in good faith — Common law negligence This case returns to us following our earlier remand to the Circuit Court for Carroll County. Claiming a collapsed underground pipe caused sewage to flow into his ...

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