Maryland Courts

GRANTED PETITIONS FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI

September Term, 2002

 

Granted January 9, 2003

In Re:  Roberto d.B.- No. 110, Sept. Term 2002.

ISSUE - FAMILY LAW - MAY THE NAME OF A GESTATIONAL CARRIER WHO CONCEIVES CHILDREN THROUGH IN VITRO FERTILATION BE SHOWN ON A CHILD'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE?

Jeremiah Benedict v. State of Maryland - No. 111, Sept. Term 2002.

ISSUE - CRIMINAL LAW - WHEN REVOKING PROBATION IN A "SPLIT SENTENCE" CASE MAY THE TRIAL JUDGE REIMPOSE  THE ENTIRE ORIGINAL SENTENCE, BOTH SERVED AND UNSERVED PORTIONS?

John Leon Gregg v. State of Maryland- No. 112, Sept. Term 2002.

ISSUE - CRIMINAL LAW - IS A CRIMINAL DEFENDANT'S COMPETENCE TO STAND TRIAL DETERMINATIVE OF THE ISSUE OF HIS COMPETENCE TO WAIVE COUNSEL, OR DO DIFFERENT STANDARDS APPLY?

Gabrielle I. Fry et al v. Sonny James Carter et al - No. 113, Sept. Term 2002.

ISSUE - TORTS - DID AN UNAVOIDABLE ACCIDENT OCCUR WHEN ROOF TRUSSES EXTENDING OVER THE SIDE OF A TRACTOR TRAILER STRUCK A CONSTRUCTION WORKER IN THE HEAD AND KILLED HIM?

Edwin H. Lewis v. Department of Natural Resources - No. 114, Sept. Term 2002.

ISSUE - DID THE ZONING BOARD PROPERLY DENY A CRITICAL AREA BUFFER VARIANCE REQUEST?

 

Granted January 14, 2003

Brown v. Fire and Police Employees' Retirement System - No. 115, Sept. Term 2002.

ISSUE - DECLARATORY JUDGMENTS - WHETHER ACTIONS FOR A DECLARATORY JUDGMENT AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF, TO DETERMINE WHETHER CERTAIN BENEFITS CONSTITUTED MARITAL PROPERTY, WERE APPROPRIATE IN THIS CASE.