COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Constitutional Law, Search & seizure: Defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights were not violated where police had reasonable articulable suspicion to initiate a traffic stop of the vehicle in which defendant was a passenger and probable cause to ...Read More »
COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Criminal Procedure, Jury instructions: The circuit court erred by refusing to submit the charge of fourth-degree burglary to the jury, where the evidence was legally sufficient for defendant to be convicted of either third-degree burglary or ...
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MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Criminal Procedure, Post-conviction relief: Defendant was not entitled to post-conviction relief to re-litigate the allegation that the trial court erred by excluding expert testimony, because that issue had already been finally litigated and cases decided after ...
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Administrative Law, Driver’s license suspension: In overturning a driver’s license suspension based on driving while intoxicated, the circuit court improperly ruled that the officer had to indicate, on the Motor Vehicle Administration form, the reasonable grounds for the underlying stop ...Read More »
COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Real Property, Interpretation of deed: The circuit court did not err by declaring that plaintiff owned no interest in a 10-foot strip of land that borders property owned by both plaintiff and defendants, and that defendant ...Read More »
Real Property Interpretation of deed BOTTOM LINE: The circuit court did not err by declaring that plaintiff owned no interest in a 10-foot strip of land that borders property owned by both plaintiff and defendants, and that defendant holds all ...Read More »
MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Civil Procedure, Issue preclusion: Plaintiff’s Maryland claim was barred by issue preclusion, since the issue of liability was conclusively decided by a court in a prior proceeding in New York and a subsequent settlement made ...Read More »
Criminal Law Money laundering BOTTOM LINE: Defendant’s money laundering convictions arising from transactions in which he simply paid “essential expenses” of his underlying fraud were reversed, because an individual cannot be convicted of money laundering for paying the essential expenses ...Read More »
Civil Procedure Issue preclusion BOTTOM LINE: Plaintiff’s Maryland claim was barred by issue preclusion, since the issue of liability was conclusively decided by a court in a prior proceeding in New York and the subsequent settlement made that factual determination ...Read More »
MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Criminal Procedure, Post-Conviction Procedure Act: Defense counsel’s failure to object to the advisory nature of the trial judge’s jury instructions at defendant’s trial did not amount to deficient representation, and the lack of objection to the ...Read More »