Maryland Courts

GRANTED PETITIONS FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI

September Term, 2004

 

Granted November 5, 2004

Maryland State Board of Education v. Keith Bradford, et al.  - Case No. 85, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - SCHOOL FUNDING - WHETHER THE CIRCUIT COURT JUDGMENT IS FINAL AND APPEALABLE; IF THE JUDGMENT IS FINAL AND APPEALABLE, DID THE STATE UNDERFUND THE BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM?

 

Granted November 12, 2004

Joseph W. Medley v. State of Maryland - Case No. 87, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - CRIMINAL LAW - WAS A FINE OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO BE USED TO PAY THE JURY VALID?

Andrew A. Mohan v. Edward T. Norris, et al - Case No. 88, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' BILL OF RIGHTS - (LEOBR) - DOES A PERMANENT LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHO ACCEPTS EMPLOYMENT WITH A DIFFERENT LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND IS PLACED ON PROBATIONARY STATUS, RETAIN THE PROCEDURAL PROTECTIONS OF LEOBR?

Jonathan D. Hart, et ux v. Shastri Narayan Swaroop, Inc. - Case No. 89, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - TORTS - DOES THE FIREMAN'S RULE PREVENT A FIREFIGHTER FROM RECOVERING DAMAGES FROM A PROPERTY OWNER FOR INJURIES RESULTING FROM PREEXISTING DANGEROUS CONDITIONS ON THE PROPERTY CAUSED BY THE PROPERTY OWNER'S NEGLIGENCE?

In Re:  Ashley E., Laione D., Matthew B. and Gregory B. - Case No. 90, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - EVIDENCE - SHOULD THE MARYLAND RULES OF EVIDENCE BE STRICTLY APPLIED TO PERMANENCY PLANNING HEARINGS?

Norris Emmett Gwin v. Motor Vehicle Administration - Case No. 91, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - MOTORISTS - MAY A MOTORIST WHOSE DRIVER'S LICENSE HAS BEEN REVOKED IN FLORIDA, APPLY A YEAR LATER FOR A MARYLAND DRIVER'S LICENSE?

In Re:  Billy W., Jessica W., Mary S. and George B. - Case No. 92, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - EVIDENCE - DID THE TRIAL JUDGE PROPERLY ADMIT HEARSAY EVIDENCE AT THE PERMANENCY PLANNING REVIEW HEARING IN THESE CINA CASES?

Joseph David Bryant v. Howard County Department of Social Services Ex Rel Cassandra Costley -
Case No. 93, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - CONTEMPT - MAY A PERSON BE FOUND IN CIVIL CONTEMPT BASED ON HIS VIOLATION OF PROBATION DUE TO FAILURE TO SUBMIT TO DRUG TESTING AND TO PROVIDE PROOF OF ATTENDANCE AT SELF-HELP MEETINGS?

Robert A. Schwartz, et al v. Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Case No. 94, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - NATURAL RESOURCES - WAS A BOAT PURCHASED IN MARYLAND FOR USE PRINCIPALLY OUTSIDE THE STATE EXEMPT FROM THE STATE EXISE TAX?

Maryland Motor Truck Association Workers' Compensation Self-Insurance Group v. Property & Casualty Insurance Guaranty Corp. - Case No. 95, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - INSURANCE - IS A "SELF INSURANCE GROUP" AN INSURER UNDER MARYLAND LAW?

Charles J. Kushell, IV v. Department of Natural Resources - Case No. 96, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - NATURAL RESOURCES - IS A BOAT SUBJECT TO A STATE BOAT TAX WHEN AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE OUTSIDE MARYLAND IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR PRINCIPAL USE IN MARYLAND BUT THEREAFTER IT IS BROUGHT TO MARYLAND AND PRINCIPALLY USED IN MARYLAND WATERS?

 

Granted November 15, 2004

State of Maryland v. Paul Junior Swann - Case No. 86, September Term 2004.