Maryland Courts

GRANTED PETITIONS FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI

September Term, 2003

 

Granted August 19, 2004

Schade v. Board of Elections - Case No. 144, September Term 2003.

CERT GRANTED ON SAME DATE THE COURT DISMISSED THE APPEAL.

 

Granted August 25, 2004

Baltimore Science Fiction v. Department of Assessment - Case No. 49, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - TAXATION - WAS THE BALTIMORE SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY ENTITLED TO A TAX EXEMPTION ON THE GROUNDS THAT IT WAS AN EDUCATIONAL AND CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION?

De La Puente v. County Commissioners - Case No. 50, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - TORTS - ARE THE APPELLEES PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND THUS IMMUNE FROM THE SUIT UNDER THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT TORT CLAIMS ACT?

Taylor v. Social Services - Case No. 51, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - FAMILY LAW - DOES CHILD ABUSE RESULT WHEN A CHILD IS ACCIDENTALLY AND UNINTENTIONALLY INJURED BY A PARENT?

Ragland, Jeffrey Louis Jr. v. State - Case No. 52, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - EVIDENCE -  DID THE TRIAL COURT PROPERLY ADMIT THE LAY OPINION TESTIMONY OF THE POLICE OFFICERS?

Boyle v. Park & Planning Commission - Case No. 53, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' BILL OF RIGHTS (LEOBR) - DOES LEOBR APPLY TO A FORMER LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHO IS SUBJECT TO DEBARMENT PROCEEDINGS FOR CONDUCT OCCURING WHILE EMPLOYED AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER?

Gorge, Jason Harry v. State - Case No. 54, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - CRIMINAL LAW - DID THE STATE'S PURPORTED FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS OF CRIMINAL LAW, SEC. 2-203 NULLIFY THE SENTENCE OF LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE?

Brogden, Lionel v. State - Case No. 55, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - CRIMINAL LAW - WAS A JURY INSTRUCTION ON A DEFENSE TO A CRIME ALLEGEDLY UNSUPPORTED BY THE EVIDENCE AND OBJECTED TO BY THE DEFENSE IMPROPERLY GIVEN TO THE JURY?

Yivo v.Zaleski - Case No. 56, September Term 2004

ISSUE - WILLS - DID THE INTER VIVOS GIFT CAUSE THE LEGACY UNDER THE WILL TO BE ADEEMED BY SATISFACTION?

Gleneagles v. Hanks - Case No. 57, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION - MAY A CIRCUIT COURT ENJOIN AN AWARD OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION GRANTING MONETARY BENEFITS?

McDermott v. Dougherty - Case No. 58, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - FAMILY LAW - WHAT STANDARDS ARE TO BE APPLIED IN DETERMINING WHETHER A PARENT OR A THIRD  PARTY SHOULB BE AWARDED CUSTODY OF A CHILD?

Jones, Kerwin v. State - Case No. 59, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - CRIMINAL LAW - DOES A FAILURE TO ANNOUNCE A VERDICT IN OPEN COURT RENDER THE SUBSEQUENT SENTENCE ILLEGAL?

Johnson v. Baltimore City - Case No. 60, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION - MAY A FIREFIGHTER'S WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS BE OFFSET BY HIS SERVICE PENSION BENEFITS?

Walther v. Sovereign Bank - Case No. 61, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - MORTGAGEGS - IS AN ARBITRATION CLAUSE CONTAINED IN A "DIRECT LOAN NOTE AND TRUTH IN LENDING DISCLOSURES" AGREEMENT BETWEEN A LENDER AND BORROWER UNCONSCIONABLE?

Alexander v. Contee - Case No. 62, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - INSURANCE - DOES MARYLAND AFFORD UNINSURED MOTORIST PROTECTION TO CARJACKING VICTIMSINJURED WHEN HIT OR DRAGGED BY THEIR OWN STOLEN VEHICLE?

State v. Bernard Campbell - Case No.63, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - CRIMINAL LAW - WAS THE TRIAL JUDGE REQUIRED TO INQUIRE INTO THE DEFENDANT'S COMPLAINT ABOUT HIS ATTORNEY, RAISED NEAR THE CONCLUSION OF THE TRIAL?