Maryland Courts

GRANTED PETITIONS FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI

September Term, 2003

 

Granted February 2, 2004

Robert Arroyo v. Board of Education of Howard County - Case No. 114, September Term 2003.

ISSUE - STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS - DOES THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR A TORT ACTION FOR WRONGFUL DISCHARGE OF A SCHOOL TEACHER BEGIN TO RUN AFTER ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES ARE EXHAUSTED?

 

Granted February 9, 2004

Dual Incorporated, et al. v. Lockheed Martin Corp., et al. - Case No. 115, September Term 2003.

ISSUE - CIVIL PROCEDURE - WAS A CORPORATION'S BILL OF COMPLAINT BARRED BY THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS BECAUSE THE CORPORATION'S CHARTER HAD BEEN REVOKED AND THE COMPLAINT HAD BEEN SIGNED BY THE CORPORATION'S NON-LAWYER PRESIDENT?

 

Granted February 11, 2004

Michael F. Solomon v. Nancy L. Solomon - Case No. 116, September Term 2003.

ISSUE - FAMILY LAW - DID THE TRIAL COURT FAIL TO CONSIDER IMMEDIATE AND SPECIFIC TAX CONSEQUENCES IN DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF THE MONETARY AWARD?

James W. Dehn v. Glenn R. Edgemore - Case No. 117, September Term 2003.

ISSUE - TORTS - MAY A WIFE RECOVER AGAINST A PHYSICIAN FOR MALPRACTICE AS A RESULT OF THE PHYSICIAN'S NEGLIGENT STERILIZATION OF THE HUSBAND?

David Triggs, Jr. v. State of Maryland - Case No. 118, September Term 2003.

ISSUE - CRIMINAL LAW - WERE EIGHTEEN CONSECUTIVE ONE YEAR SENTENCES PROPER WHERE THE HUSBAND WAS CONVICTED OF HARASSING AND THREATENING HIS WIFE BY TELEPHONE OVER A TWO DAY PERIOD?

Anthony Rodney Archer v. State of Maryland - Case No. 119, September Term 2003.

ISSUE - CRIMINAL LAW - WAS IT IMPROPER FOR THE TRIAL JUDGE TO THREATEN A STATE WITNESS WITH A PROSECUTION FOR CONTEMPT IF HE FAILED TO TESTIFY?

In Re:  Antoine M. - Case No. 120, September Term 2003.

ISSUE - JUVENILE LAW - IN A JUVENILE DELINQUENCY HEARING IN ORDER TO PRESERVE SUFFICIENCY OF THE EVIDENCE FOR APPELLATE REVIEW MUST THE JUVENILE MAKE A MOTION FOR JUDGMENT OF ACQUITTAL AT THE CLOSE OF ALL EVIDENCE?

Nathaniel Kosh v. State of Maryland - Case No. 121, September Term 2003.

ISSUE - CRIMINAL LAW - IS EVIDENCE OF THE DEFENDANT'S POST-ARREST PRE-MIRANDA SILENCE ADMISSIBLE AS SUBSTANTIVE EVIDENCE OF GUILT IN THE STATE'S CASE-IN-CHIEF?

Stromberg Metal Works, Inc. v. University of Maryland, et al. - Case No. 122, September Term 2003.

ISSUE - PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT - IS REDACTED COST DATA COMPILED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND IN CONNECTION WITH THE CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER MARYLAND'S PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT?

Brett Evans v. Trina Wilson - Case No. 123, September Term 2003.

ISSUE - PATERNITY - IN A PATERNITY PROCEEDING SHOULD THE "BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD" ANALYSIS BE APPLIED TO A PUTATIVE FATHER'S REQUEST TO ESTABLISH HIS PATERNITY THROUGH BLOOK AND GENETIC TESTS?

Julianne O'Connor, et al v. Baltimore County, Maryland - Case No. 124, September Term 2003.

ISSUE - COUNTIES - DOES THE COUNTY'S PRACTICE OF CREATING A WORK FORCE OF PART-TIME EMPLOYEES VIOLATE THE MERIT SYSTEM PROVISIONS OF THE BALTIMORE COUNTY CHARTER?

State Ethics Commission v. Gerard E. Evans - Case No. 125, September Term 2003.

ISSUE - STATE ETHICS - DID THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION PROPERLY REVOKE THE LOBBYING REGISTRATION OF A LOBBYIST APPEARING BEFORE THE MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY?

Joseph M. Della Ratta, et al v. Barbara A. Larkin, et al. - Case No. 126, September Term 2003.

ISSUE - PARTNERSHIPS - IN THE CASE OF A DISSOLUTION OF A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP BASED ON THE CONDUCT OF A GENERAL PARTNER WHICH PARTNERSHIPS LAW APPLIES -- THE UNIFORM PARTNERSHIP ACT OR THE REVISED UNIFORM PARTNERSHIP ACT?

 

Granted February 13, 2004

Gladis v. Gladisova - Case No. 2270, Sept. Term 2003.

ISSUE - FAMILY LAW - SHOULD THE MARYLAND CHILD SUPPORT GUILDELINES BE STRICTLY APPLIED WHERE THE CHILD'S COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE HAS AN ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT WHOLLY INCOMPATIBLE WITH THAT OF MARYLAND?