Maryland Courts

GRANTED PETITIONS FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI

September Term, 2004

 

Granted January 12, 2005

Willard H. Williams v. State of Maryland - Case No. 121, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - CRIMINAL LAW - SHOULD A MISTRIAL BE DECLARED WHEN IT IS DISCOVERED THAT A JUROR'S SISTER WORKED FOR THE OFFICE OF THE STATE'S ATTORNEY?

David H. Remes v. Montgomery County, Maryland, et al - Case No. 122, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - ZONING - IS THE OWNER OF TWO CONTIGUOUS LOTS MERGED INTO ONE LOT FOR ZONING PURPOSES PROHIBITED UNDER COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCES FROM SELLING ONE OF THE LOTS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING?

Davon Teel v. State of Maryland - Case No. 123, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - CRIMINAL LAW - DOES THE RULE WHICH STATES THAT A CONVICTION FOR CARRYING A HANDGUN DOES NOT MERGE INTO A CONVICTION FOR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED PERSON STILL APPLY IN LIGHT OF A STATUTORY INCREASE IN THE POSSESSION PENALTY?

CSX Transportation, Inc. v. Donald E. Miller - Case No. 124, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - FEDERAL EMPLOYERS LIABILITY ACT (FELA) - IS AN EMPLOYER IN A FELA ACTION LIABLE TO THE EMPLOYEE FOR DAMAGES DESPITE A PURPORTED LACK OF EVIDENCE THAT THE WORKING CONDITIONS AT ISSUE CAUSED THE EMPLOYEE'S INJURY?

Jaedon Johnson, by his friend and mother Tammika Johnson v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company - Case No. 125, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - INSURANCE - DOES INSURANCE ARTICLE, SECTION 509 REQUIRE AN INSURER TO PROVIDE UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE FOR THE WRONGFUL DEATH OF A PERSON WHO WAS NOT AN INSURED UNDER THE POLICY?

Greenbriar Condominium, Phase I Council of Unit Owners, Inc. v. Clifford A. Brooks - Case No. 126, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - REAL PROPERTY - MAY A MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE BE SET ASIDE BECAUSE THE CREDITOR COUNTERED THE DEBTOR'S TENDER OF PAYMENT BY A DEMAND OF A PURPORTEDLY EXCESSIVE PAYOFF FIGURE?

Prince George's County, Maryland v. Local Government Insurance Trust - Case No. 127, September Ternm 2004.

ISSUE - INSURANCE - WAS THE COUNTY'S CLAIM FOR PAYMENT OF A JUDGMENT UNDER A COMMERCIAL GENERAL LIABILITY POLICY BARRED BECAUSE THE COUNTY FAILED TO COMPLY WITH THE NOTICE PROVISIONS OF THE POLICY?

 

Granted January 14, 2005

Harford Mutual Insurance Company v. Janice D. Harkins - Case No. 128, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - INSURANCE - IN THE CASE OF FIRE DAMAGE TO THE TENANT'S PREMISES IS THE TENANT AN IMPLIED CO-INSURED UNDER THE LANDLORD'S INSURANCE POLICY THUS ABROGATING THE SUBROGATION RIGHTS OF THE INSURER AGAINST THE TENANT?

 

Granted January 24, 2005

Dewitt Lavon Thomas, et al v. Keith Gladstone - Case No. 130, September Term 2004.