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Tag Archives: Sept. Term 2011

BRYANT McARTHUR v. STATE OF MARYLAND

The court did not abuse its discretion in finding that appellant had failed to act with due diligence to discover the alleged newly discovered evidence within one year after the imposition of his sentence. Second, the court did not abuse its discretion in ruling that McArthur failed to demonstrate, as required by statute, that the alleged newly-discovered evidence created a “substantial or significant possibility that the result [of the trial] may have been different.”

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Frederick White, personal representative of the estate of Marianne Ross, et al. v. Curt M. Watkins, et al.

1. Did the trial court err in applying the Frye-Reed standard to the medical causation opinions of appellants’ experts, Dr. Grendell and Dr. Sheikh? 2. Did the trial court err in excluding the medical causation opinions of appellants’ experts, Dr. Grendell and Dr. Sheikh, on the grounds that such opinions lacked a sufficient factual basis under the Frye-Reed standard?

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ANTON J. BERK v. CAROLE A. BERK ET AL.

Anton Berk filed a multi-count civil action in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County against Carole Berk, several lawyers and a law firm for their various roles in implementing estate planning arrangements made by Anton’s deceased father, Maurice Berk. Carole, Maurice’s wife, was a trustee of an irrevocable insurance trust established by Maurice. The circuit court granted summary judgment in favor of Carole and dismissed Anton’s claims against the other defendants. On appeal, Anton argues that the circuit court erred in doing so.

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