Maryland Courts

Certified Questions of Law Currently Before the Court of Appeals

September Term, 2017

For further information, please contact the Clerk's Office at 410-260-1500.

 

Quanta Brownlee, et al. v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co., et al. - Misc. No. 1, September Term, 2017

Certified Question from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Question - Would application of Georgia's interpretation of the pollution exclusion contained in the insurance policy issued by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company to the Salvation Army as excluding coverage for bodily nijuries resulting form the ingestion of lead-based paint violate Maryland public policy?

To be argued in the September, 2017 session of Court.

Counsel for appellant: Brian S. Brown
Counsel for appellee: Mary S. Diemer, Robert L. Hoegle, and Jeaneen J. Johnson

 

Amber Ben-Davies v. Blibaum & Associates, P.A.; Bryione K. Moore v. Blibaum & Associates, P.A. - Misc. No. 4, September Term, 2017

Certified Question from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Question - Is the legal rate of post-judgment interest on a judgment awarded in a breach of contract action where the underlying contract is a residential lease ten percent (10%) as stated in Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. § 11-107(a) or is it six percent (6%) as stated in Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc § 11-107(b), which states that it is applicable to "a money judgment for rent of residential premises," where the judgment in the breach of contract action does not specifically delineate what portion, if any, of the judgment was awarded for unpaid rent?'

To be argued in the December, 2017 session of Court.

Counsel for appellant: Doris N. Weil and E. David Hoskins
Counsel for appellee: Nina Basu