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Court opinions

Nov 17, 2023

KYE-REE KENNETH MARTIN YOUNG v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Clear error review — Sufficiency of evidence The State of Maryland charged Appellant, Kye-Ree Kenneth Martin Young (“Appellant”) with multiple offenses arising from a traffic stop in February of 2022 and the ensuing execution of a search warrant in March of 2022. Read the opinion

Nov 17, 2023

MICHAEL G. KNOEPFLE, ET AL. V. LOWER MAGOTHY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Real property law — Claim of title — Appellate jurisdiction A pair of landowners claimed to have acquired title to all or part of a neighboring property. Read the opinion

Nov 17, 2023

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY MEMORIAL LIBRARY SYSTEM v. JEFFREY NAFTAL

Employment law — Protected class — Comparators A jury in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County found that the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (“the Library”), appellant, terminated unlawfully Jeffrey Naftal, appellee, because of his age, race, and gender. Read the opinion

Nov 17, 2023

PAUL D. HARELL v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Prior conviction — Expert testimony Appellant, Paul D. Harell, was charged by criminal indictment in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County with multiple offenses related to an attempted first-degree rape during a home invasion. Read the opinion

Nov 17, 2023

MICHAEL J. DENNIS v. MARYLAND STATE RETIREMENT AND PENSION SYSTEM

Administrative law — Reasonable accommodation — Disability retirement Appellant Michael Dennis reported suffering injuries from two workplace accidents while working at the Garrett County Department of Social Services (GCDSS). After GCDSS determined it could not accommodate Dennis’s related request for a reasonable accommodation, Dennis was excused from work and placed on Family Medi[...]

Nov 14, 2023

COLEMAN M. HOLLEY, SR. v. THE NEW BOARD OF SCHOOL COMMISSIONERS, et al.

Real property law — Trespass — Standing Coleman M. Holley, Sr., appellant, owns Best Properties, LLC. Best Properties owns a parcel of real property in Baltimore City. On that property is a parking lot that Best Properties granted Holley a license to operate. Read the opinion

Nov 14, 2023

DAQUAN LEE TYLER v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Writ of actual innocence — Timeliness In 2013, a jury in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County convicted Daquan Lee Tyler, appellant, of three counts of armed robbery and related offenses. Read the opinion

Nov 14, 2023

DONTE SHAW v. BRIAN MEEKINS

Torts — Notice requirement — Legal correctness Donte Shaw, appellant, sued Brian Meekins, appellee, in the Circuit Court for Howard County alleging assault. Meekins is an officer with the Howard County Police Department. Read the opinion

Nov 14, 2023

DENISE SMITH v. WILLIAM M. SAVAGE, et al.

Real property law — Foreclosure — Right of redemption After Denise Smith, appellant, defaulted on her deed of trust home loan, appellees, the substitute trustees, filed an Order to Docket Foreclosure in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County. Appellant’s home was eventually sold at a foreclosure auction in August 2018. Read the opinion

Nov 14, 2023

TORINA A. COLLIS v. MID ATLANTIC SKIN SURGERY INSTITUTE, et al.

Torts — Informed consent — Failure to state a claim Torina A. Collis, appellant, sued George K. Verghese and Mid Atlantic Skin Surgery Institute, appellees, in the Circuit Court for Charles County alleging “Lack of Informed Consent.” Her claim stems from a procedure Verghese performed where he injected Kenalog into a small bump on Collis’s […]

Nov 14, 2023

CHRISTOPHER LEE v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Habeus corpus — Not appealable Christopher Lee, appellant, appeals the denial, by the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, of his petition for writ of habeas corpus. In response, the State has filed a motion to dismiss the appeal as not permitted by law. Read the opinion

Nov 14, 2023

KEISHA PAYLOR v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sentence modification — Timeliness Keisha Paylor, appellant, appeals the denial, by the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, of her motion for modification of sentence. Read the opinion

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