The parents of a 15-year-old who was murdered by a former inmate are asking the Court of Appeals to reinstate a lawsuit that seeks to hold the state liable for the boy’s death.Read More »
A new online guide designed to help non-lawyers in representing themselves before the Court of Special Appeals can also assist inexperienced attorneys comply with the court’s procedures, the court’s leader said ...Read More »
Criminal Law Single larceny doctrine BOTTOM LINE: The evidence was sufficient to support defendant’s convictions for robbery, second-degree assault, and obtaining property by use of a stolen credit card; however, pursuant to the “single larceny” doctrine, defendant should have incurred ...Read More »
MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Criminal Procedure, Illegal sentence: Defendant’s conviction and sentence for assault with intent to murder were illegal because that crime was not contained in the indictment returned by the grand jury. Johnson v. State, No. 84, September ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has created a guide to help non-lawyers represent themselves in court. Chief Judge Peter Krauser says that approximately 2,000 appeals are filed with his court every year, and more than one in ...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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Criminal Procedure Jury instructions BOTTOM LINE: The circuit court erred by refusing to allow defendant’s request 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 ...Read More »
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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Civil Procedure In banc review BOTTOM LINE: An in banc panel of the circuit court lacked jurisdiction to consider the merits of a husband’s request to dissolve a consent judgment that barred him from contacting his wife, and to vacate ...Read More »