IN RE: ST. ANDREWS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, ET AL.
Worker’s compensation — Statute of limitations — Request for further compensation This is an appeal from an on-the-record petition for judicial review of a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Commission (“the Commission”). Read the opinion
LUIS FELEPE HUGGINS v. STATE OF MARYLAND
Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Hotel room search Following a two-day trial, a Howard County jury convicted appellant Luis Felepe Huggins of first-degree assault, use of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence, possession of a regulated firearm after a disqualifying conviction, possession of ammunition after a disqualifying conviction, […]
WELTON SIMPSON JR. v. STATE OF MARYLAND
Criminal law — Sufficiency of evidence — False statement to law enforcement officer Appellant Welton Simpson Jr. was convicted in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of making a false statement to a law enforcement officer in violation of Md. Code Ann., Criminal Law §9-501, and of misconduct in office. He presents the following question […]
DEMETRIC RICO SIMON v. STATE OF MARYLAND
Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Credit for time served This is an appeal from an order by the Circuit Court for Baltimore City denying Appellant’s motion requesting credit for time served while in custody. Appellant timely appealed … Read the opinion
IN THE MATTER OF PARVIZ IZADJOO
Administrative law — Reclassified job position — Substantial evidence Appellant, Parviz Izadjoo, appeals the Circuit Court for Montgomery County’s order affirming the decision of the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (“M-NCPPC”) Merit Systems Board (“Board”) reclassifying his position within M-NCPPC. Read the opinion
IN RE GREEN THUMB INDUSTRIES, INC., ET AL.
Administrative law — Edible cannabis distribution — Substantial evidence Before a licensed cannabis processor may produce and distribute edible cannabis products in Maryland, it must obtain approval for its product from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. In January 2021, Green Thumb Industries, Inc. and Chesapeake Alternatives, LLC (collectively “GTI”) submitted and obtained[...]
PLAZA HAND CAR WASH, INC., ET AL. v. KERRY ANDERSON
Civil litigation — Counterclaim — Deficient filing Like the unconsummated document that lies at its substantive heart, we find ourselves in this appeal with an unresolved question that, unfortunately, might prevent us from hearing it at this juncture. The dispute itself stems from negotiations between Lewie Anderson and Plaza Hand Car Wash (“PHCW”) for the […]
FRANKLIN JOSE RODRIGUEZ GUTIERREZ v. STATE OF MARYLAND
Criminal law — Sufficiency of evidence — Second-degree rape In 2019, the State charged Franklin Jose Rodriguez Gutierrez with sexually abusing two minor children … Read the opinion
XAVIER DAMON BYRD v. STATE OF MARYLAND
Criminal procedure — Jury instruction — Imperfect self-defense In the early morning of August 16, 2020, Gary Melvin was killed by a single shot to the abdomen outside of an Exxon gas station in Reisterstown, Maryland. Appellant, Xavier Damon Byrd, was indicted for the murder of Mr. Melvin and stood trial before a jury in […]
MIRIAM GLADDEN v. RAYNA WOODFORD, et al.
Real property — Conveyance — Undue influence Miriam Gladden, Appellant, filed suit against Rayna Woodford and William Woodford, Appellees, in the Circuit Court for Howard County. Among other things, Ms. Gladden alleged that the Woodfords exercised undue influence over Grace Dixon, causing Ms. Dixon to convey real property to deprive Ms. Gladden of an expected […]
CHARLES RILEY, JR. REVOCABLE TRUST, ET AL. v. VENICE BEACH CITIZENS ASSOCIATION, INC., ET AL.
Real property — Adverse possession — Hostile and exclusive This appeal stems from a dispute over ownership of a small piece of land (“the subject property”) in the Anne Arundel County community of Venice Beach. Read the opinion
SUSAN MAHARAJ, et al. v. SMITH BALLOONING, LLC, et al.
Torts — Invasion of privacy — Injunctive relief Appellants, Susan Maharaj and Erich Blatter, filed suit in the Circuit Court for Frederick County against appellees, Smith Ballooning, LLC, Patrick Smith, Meagan Smith, and Kevin Smith; Barbara and Luke Galant; Thomas Barse and Carolann McConaughy, d/b/a Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm (collectively, “Milkhouse Brewery”); and Ber[...]