Tag Archives: Court of Special Appeals

CSA: Default judgment can be challenged 6 years later

The Court of  Appeals building.
(Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

A civil defendant facing a $500,000 default judgment – who did not respond to the case despite multiple attempts to reach her for nearly six years – may still be able to get the judgment vacated if she can prove she did not waive personal jurisdiction, the Court of Special Appeals has held.

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Baker not responsible for former company’s debt, Md. appellate court rules

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (File photo)

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III is not responsible for a loan made when he was executive director of Community Teachers Inc. in 2003 because the collection agency did not prove he signed loan documents, the state’s intermediate appellate ...

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Fader joins Court of Special Appeals, calling it ‘a profound privilege’

New Court of Special Appeals Judge Matthew Fader gets sworn in Monday by Gov. Larry Hogan at the State House. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

ANNAPOLIS — Matthew J. Fader was sworn in Monday as the 68th judge to serve on Maryland’s intermediate Court of Special Appeals during a noontime ceremony in the House of Delegates chamber at the State House. “It is indeed a ...

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Md. appellate court: Montgomery County bowhunting program not animal cruelty

‘We are confident that the General Assembly was aware of the provisions in the Natural Resources Article which recognize the importance of hunting for a variety of reasons, including wildlife population management,’ the Court of Special Appeals held in allowing Montgomery County to proceed with a pilot bowhunting program to control the deer population at two county parks. (File photo)

A pilot bowhunting program to control the deer population at two Montgomery County parks is not considered animal cruelty under state law, a Maryland appellate court has held. The Montgomery County Department of Parks announced the deer management program in ...

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Princess Anne commissioner has extortion conviction reversed


A Princess Anne town commissioner did not commit extortion when he told a fellow commissioner up for re-election that he would convince a potential opponent not to run in exchange for $5,000, the Court of Special Appeals ruled last week. Lionel ...

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Former Chevy Chase lawyer loses appeal in hidden-camera civil suit

(Vladimir Cetinski / Depositphotos.com)

A Maryland appellate court has affirmed a more than $820,000 judgment against a former Chevy Chase lawyer for having used a hidden camera to spy on tenants. Dennis Van Dusen was arrested in 2012 after one of his tenants discovered a camera hidden ...

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