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MALCOLM BURKE v. CELIA MARTIN, et al.

Real property — County code — Fencing and landscaping In 2018, Malcom Burke, appellant, filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief against Celia and John Martin, appellees, in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. Specifically, Mr. Burke asked the ...

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KEVIN MIDDLETON v. BOARD OF EDUCATION OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Worker’s compensation — Withdrawal of claim — Statute of limitations On February 3, 2011, appellant Kevin Middleton was employed as a teacher by the Board of Education of Montgomery County (the “County”) when he slipped on ice and fell, injuring ...

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GREGORY N. BROWN v. STONEFIELD INVESTMENT FUND IV, LLC, et al.

Real property — Tax sale — Right of redemption In this appeal from a civil action in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Gregory N. Brown, appellant, challenges the court’s entry of a judgment foreclosing the right of redemption in ...

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MARIA E. MENA, et al. v. COUNCIL OF UNIT OWNERS OF THE GARDEN CONDOMINIUM II AT SUNSET ISLAND, et al.

Torts — Condominium associations — Business judgment rule We are called upon to analyze the role the Business Judgment Rule plays in tort claims against condominium associations. Maria Mena and her mother owned a condominium unit at Garden Condominium II ...

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WILLIAM BURKINS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Right to speedy trial — Motion to dismiss Appellant William Burkins entered a conditional guilty plea in the Circuit Court for Harford County to one count of robbery. The court sentenced him to fifteen years of incarceration, ...

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EVERETT VAN CARR, JR. v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Alford plea Everett Van Carr, Jr., appellant, contends that the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County imposed an illegal sentence after he entered an Alford plea to second-degree assault, influencing a witness, and suborning ...

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STEPHEN DOWNEY v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of evidence — Second-degree assault and misconduct in office Appellant Stephen Downey was convicted following a bench trial in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County of second-degree assault and misconduct in office. He presents a ...

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ROBERT GARRIS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Jury selection — Batson challenge A jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted Robert Garris, the appellant, of the second-degree murder of Lamontrey Tynes and related offenses. Mr. Garris contends that the trial court erred ...

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RICARDO C. MUSCOLINO v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Surveillance camera Following a nine-day jury trial in the Circuit Court for Harford County, Ricardo Muscolino, appellant, was convicted of the second-degree murder of his wife, Lara Muscolino, and of a handgun ...

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DAMETRIES JENNINGS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Jury instruction — Absence of flight Dametries Jennings, appellant, was convicted by a jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County of reckless endangerment. Appellant asks the following question on appeal: Whether the trial court ...

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