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GREGORY LAVELLE WASHINGTON v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — Conspiracy to commit arson A jury, in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, convicted Gregory Washington, appellant, of conspiracy to commit first-degree arson and possession of a destructive device. Washington was sentenced ...

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CHAD PASSWATERS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Traffic stop Chad Passwaters, appellant, was charged in the District Court of Maryland for Caroline County with failure to obey the directions of a traffic control device, negligent driving, driving while impaired ...

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DEAN BERKHEIMER v. ROBERT J. TEST, et. al.

 Business law — Shares of stock — Valid security interest This appeal involves conflicting claims regarding shares of stock in the Annapolitan Care Center, Inc. (the “Annapolitan”). Appellant, Dean Berkheimer, filed the one lawsuit that is the subject of this ...

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RONALD GENE WATTERS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Life without parole In 1988, Ronald Watters, appellant, was convicted of first-degree murder and other related offenses following a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County. Mr. Watters, who was 17 years ...

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WILLIAM L. ROBINSON, JR. v. THOMAS P. DORE

Real property — Foreclosure sale — Irregularity In 2012, appellees, acting as substitute trustees,1 filed an Order to Docket in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, seeking to foreclose on real property owned by William Robinson, appellant. Mr. Robinson’s home ...

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WILLIAM E. LOWRY v. MATTHEW M. BUERHAUS

Torts — Defamation — Privilege In 2017, William E. Lowry, appellant, filed a complaint for defamation against Matthew M. Buerhaus, appellee, in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County. Following a hearing, the court granted Mr. Buerhaus’s motion for summary judgment ...

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REGINALD ALLEN MCKEEVER v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Writ of actual innocence — Need for hearing In 2006, Reginald McKeever, appellant, was convicted of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, and carrying ...

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