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LLOYD PATRICK WALTERS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of evidence — First-degree felony murder After a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Lloyd Patrick Walters was convicted of first-degree felony murder and the use of a handgun in a crime of ...

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CHRISTOPHER RATHER v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — DNA Christopher Rather was convicted in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of seconddegree murder and carrying a dangerous weapon openly with intent to injure. On appeal, he argues that the circuit ...

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MARCO HOLMES v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Voir dire — Kazadi v. State Marco Holmes was convicted in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony or crime of violence, and wearing, carrying, ...

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CLARENCE JONES, III v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Writ of actual innocence — New science on shaken baby syndrome In 1999, after a bench trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, appellant Clarence Jones was convicted of second-degree murder and child abuse of his ...

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FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND v. LEGORE BRIDGE SOLAR CENTER, LLC, et al.

Administrative law — Maryland Public Service Commission — Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity In this appeal, Frederick County (the “County”), appellant, challenges a decision by the Maryland Public Service Commission (the “PSC” or the “Commission”), appellee, to approve a ...

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PENNYMAC HOLDINGS, LLC v. FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY

Contracts — Title policy — Statute of limitations Appellant, PennyMac Holdings, LLC (“PennyMac”) appeals from an order entered in the Circuit Court for Worcester County on October 4, 2018 granting summary judgment in favor of appellee, First American Title Insurance ...

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WILLIAM VAN EVANS, et al. v. ST. PLEASURE COVE MARINA, LLC

Contracts — Insurance policy — Duty to make whole William and Karen Van Evans (the “Owners”) brought their sailing vessel to St. Pleasure Cove Marina, LLC (the “Marina”) to be hauled, washed, and painted. They allege that as the Marina ...

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KATHLEEN JEFFERSON ET AL. v. JAMES WOOD

Civil litigation — Discovery violation — Sanctions Kathleen and Neil Jefferson, appellants, filed a negligence action against their neighbor, James Wood, appellee, in the Circuit Court for Frederick County on May 25, 2018. After unsuccessfully seeking discovery responses, and after ...

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DARRICK MAURICE JONES v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Traffic stop Darrick Jones, appellant, asserts that the Circuit Court for Dorchester County erred in denying his motion to suppress evidence of drugs discovered during a traffic stop that took place on ...

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GREGORY MICHAEL BOWYER, JR. v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Video recording After a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Gregory Bowyer, Jr. was convicted of second-degree murder. He raises five issues on appeal which we have rephrased ...

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