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 […]
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[...]
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” […]
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.
A special magistrate is recommending that the state's highest court deny four challenges to a new state legislative map.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Maryland courts will extend the pause on jury trials until at least March amid a recent surge in COVID-19 cases.
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.
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.
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 […]