MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Criminal Procedure, Right to counsel at bail determination: Under Maryland’s Public Defender statute, an indigent defendant has a right to appointed counsel at his or her initial appearance before a judicial officer in order for the ...Read More »
MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Criminal Law, Firearms: A “firearm” does not have to be operable in order to sustain a conviction under §5-133(c), which prohibits a person convicted of a crime of violence or other specified offenses from possessing a ...Read More »
MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Administrative Law, LEOBR statute of limitations: After law enforcement officer knowingly made a material false statement during an investigation of prior misconduct, law enforcement agency had one year from the day the false statement came to ...
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MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Civil Procedure, Declaratory judgment: Because of the pending criminal trial against defendant in the district court, the circuit court lacked jurisdiction to issue a declaratory judgment. Vargas-Aguila v. State, No. 1638, Sept. Term, 2010. RecordFax ...Read More »
COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Real Property, Condominium Act: Under the Condominium Act, the purchaser of a condominium in a foreclosure sale holds legal title to the property as of the date of the sale, thus rendering her liable for condominium ...Read More »
COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Civil Procedure, Discovery: In a medical malpractice action that some of the defendants settled prior to trial, those settlement amounts were not subject to discovery by the remaining defendants at the pre-verdict stage because the amounts ...
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MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Administrative Law, Real estate license revocation: The Maryland Real Estate Commission had sufficient basis for finding that a real estate broker engaged in sexually abusive behavior toward minors throughout a 15-year period, demonstrating a lack of ...Read More »
COURT OF APPEALS Constitutional Law, Confrontation Clause: The statements made during a 911 call were non-testimonial and therefore admissible under the Confrontation Clause because they were made during an ongoing emergency. Langley v. State, No. 51, Sept. Term, 2008. RecordFax ...Read More »
COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Commercial Law, Damages: In a suit over deceptive trade practices, because plaintiff received the relief he requested on his individual claims, his class action suit was moot and, as a matter of law, plaintiff was not ...Read More »
MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Evidence, Subsequent repairs: The trial court did not err in granting defendant’s motion in limine to exclude evidence of subsequent repairs because the danger of prejudice in admitting such evidence substantially outweighed any probative value of ...Read More »