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Jan 6, 2023

Maryland Supreme Court holds first public session with new name

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s top court Friday held its first public session with a name other than the Court of Appeals, as it had been called since 1776. “Welcome to the Supreme Court of Maryland,” Chief Justice Matthew J. Fader said in opening a pre-session ceremony in the courtroom. “It’s going to take a little time […]

Sep 7, 2022

Law Digest — Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — Sept. 8, 2022

Maryland Court of Appeals Negligence; educational malpractice doctrine: Where parents sued school officials for not protecting their minor daughter from injuries from other students, the educational malpractice doctrine did not bar the claims. The court has not applied the educational malpractice doctrine to claims that were not based upon educational placement or pedagogical decisions and [&helli[...]

Jun 8, 2022

Law Digest — Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — June 9, 2022

Maryland Court of Appeals Administrative; stare decisis: Where the court previously ruled on the Maryland Department of the Environment’s authority to develop and issue permits to municipal separate storm sewer systems, or MS4s, in Maryland, there no “significant change in the law or facts” since it was issued, and no showing it was “clearly wrong” […]

May 10, 2022

Md. high court walks back discovery change in attorney grievance cases

The Court of Appeals has modified its discovery rules in attorney grievance proceedings, but not before a meeting to discuss the issue turned into a scathing critique of one lawyer.

Apr 4, 2022

Special magistrate urges Md. high court to reject legislative redistricting challenges

A special magistrate is recommending that the state's highest court deny four challenges to a new state legislative map.

Mar 30, 2022

High court refers dispute over attorney grievance discovery rules to committee

The Maryland Judiciary's rules committee will revisit a recent change to discovery rules after the revision became a key issue in a pending attorney grievance proceeding.

Mar 15, 2022

Md. high court orders Primary Day moved back to July 19

With Maryland facing several court challenges to its legislative redistricting plans, the Court of Appeals has ordered the 2022 primary elections to be moved from June 28 to July 19. The order, released Tuesday afternoon, also changes several candidate filing deadlines: The deadline for filing certificates of candidacy is extended to Friday, April 15; The […]

Feb 16, 2022

Law Digest — 4th Circuit, Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — Feb. 17, 2022

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Consumer Protection; Absent class member: Where 28 U.S.C. § 636(c) provides a magistrate judge with jurisdiction to approve a class action and enter judgment only by consent of the parties, the Fourth Circuit joined every other circuit to consider the issue in holding that absent class members […]

The Maryland Supreme Court (formerly the Court of Appeals) building in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.
Jan 18, 2022

Maryland jury trials on hold until March amid COVID-19 wave

Maryland courts will extend the pause on jury trials until at least March amid a recent surge in COVID-19 cases.

Jan 12, 2022

Bar Counsel seeks discipline against Ravenell after money laundering conviction

The Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission is seeking disciplinary action against Kenneth W. Ravenell, whose high-profile criminal trial ended last month with a conviction on a federal money laundering charge.

Sep 2, 2021

Maryland’s retiring top judge recalls ‘sleepless nights’ as she prepares to pass ‘the baton’

Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera didn't expect to spend her last 18 months trying to keep courts open in an effort to stanch a pandemic.

May 18, 2020

Judiciary Case Search expands to appellate courts

The online database Maryland Judiciary Case Search now includes access to cases from the state’s appellate courts. Case Search users can search for Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals cases by case number or party name. Court of Appeals cases dating to 2015 and Court of Special Appeals cases going back to 2016 […]

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