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Lack of interest in Court of Appeals seat surprises observers (access required)

Court of Appeals

Who wouldn’t want a job that pays $176,433 a year and gives you job security until age 70? The answer, apparently, is a whole lot of judges and lawyers living in Prince George’s County who passed on the opportunity — at least for now — to apply for a vacant seat on Maryland’s top court.

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CALVIN PARNELL v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

Calvin Parnell, appellant, filed a pro se Petition for Writ of Error Coram Nobis and Motion to Vacate Guilty Pleas, arguing that in 2000, he “unintelligently, unknowingly, and involuntarily” entered into a guilty plea agreement, which resulted in the collateral consequence of an increased minimum sentence in a subsequent federal court proceeding.

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JAMES DWYER ET AL. v. POTOMAC VALLEY NURSING AND WELLNESS CENTER, ET AL. (access required)

Did the circuit court err when it found that an individual was unable to manage her affairs effectively because of physical and mental disabilities, and that no less restrictive form of intervention is available that is consistent with her welfare and safety?

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MICHAEL DAVON CHRISTIAN v. STEWART LEVITAS (access required)

Appellant maintains that the court erred in excluding Dr. Klein’s testimony regarding the causal nexus between the injuries sustained and the Property being the source of the lead paint exposure. Appellee responds that Dr. Klein lacked the sufficient factual basis to opine as to either.

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JAYSON AMSTER, ET AL. v. COUNTY COUNCIL OF PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MARYLAND SITTING AS THE DISTRICT COUNCIL, ET AL.

Appellants raise due process and other challenges to approval of developer's application to rezone vacant tract into Mixed Use Town Center.

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