Maryland’s intermediate appellate court will grow by two judges under legislation Gov. Martin O’Malley signed into law Tuesday.
Over the objection of the Maryland public defender and civil rights advocates, the full Senate will soon consider legislation that would require defendants to reapply for free legal assistance after they either post bond or are released on their own recognizance pending trial.
The new air-conditioning unit for the historic Charles Carroll House of Annapolis must be approved over the objections of nearby residents, who describe it as a “jarring eyesore that “makes a tremendous amount of noise,” the Court of Special Appeals held.
MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Administrative Law, Public utilities deregulation: In establishing a rate stabilization plan to further the transition to a competitive market for electricity supply, the legislature did not intend for credits and charges to affect the electric company’s franchise tax liability. State Department of Assessments and Taxation v. Baltimore Gas & Electric Company, [&hell[...]
Criminal Law Gun registration BOTTOM LINE: The circuit court erred in dismissing a prosecution for failure to comply with local gun offender registration act on the basis that the police commissioner failed to properly file the “regulations” adopted pursuant to act, where: defendant was not harmed by the commissioner’s failure to file; the registration forms […]
An adult retail establishment in Halethorpe is taking aim at Baltimore County’s “pay first” system of challenging civil penalties for code violations. Under the rule, code violators must pay the full amount of assessed civil penalties before the Baltimore County Board of Appeals will hear the case. In the case of 5658 Southwestern Boulevard LLC, […]
A teenager is entitled to a new delinquency trial on attempted murder charges because he was denied his Sixth Amendment right to counsel following his indictment.
MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Criminal Law, Assault: Where defendant fired a gun into victims’ home, evidence was sufficient for conviction of assault even though victims were not home at the time, since defendant manifested an intent to harm them physically. Snyder v. State, No. 2225, Sept. Term 2010. RecordFax No. 13-0320-03. Criminal Law, Sexual […]
Criminal Law Assault BOTTOM LINE: Where defendant fired a gun into victims’ home, evidence was sufficient for conviction of assault even though victims were not home at the time, since defendant manifested an intent to harm them physically. CASE: Snyder v. State, No. 2225, Sept. Term 2010 (filed March 20, 2013) (Judges Matricciani, Kehoe & […]
In what plaintiffs’ attorneys say is an important victory for child safety, the mother of a Montgomery County toddler who suffered severe brain damage in a near-drowning can sue the owners of her apartment complex for not maintaining the fence around the pool, a state appellate court has held.
The University of Baltimore School of Law did not discriminate based on age when it hired a younger professor with more clinical training over an older attorney with more professional experience, the Court of Special Appeals has held.
A group of city residents and environmental advocates have appealed a ruling by a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge that allowed preliminary construction work to resume on Baltimore’s new casino.