Maryland Courts

GRANTED PETITIONS FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI

September Term, 2004

 

Granted February 3, 2005

Glenn L. Ross v. Maryland State Board of Education - Case No. 131, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - ELECTION LAW - DOES A PRIVATE CAUSE OF ACTION EXIST TO ENFORCE THE CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF TITLE 13 OF THE ELECTION LAW ARTICLE?

 

Granted February 4, 2005

Public Service Commission of Maryland, and Kenneth D. Schisler, Chairman of the Public Service Commission of Maryland v. Chrys Wilson - Case No. 133, September Term 2004.

ISSUE - CIVIL PROCEDURE - MAY A TRIAL JUDGE SUA SPONTE GRANT SUMMARY JUDGMENT THEREBY REINSTATING AN AT-WILL EMPLOYEE OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION?

Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland, et al v. Barrett Goldstein - Case No. 134, Sept. Term 2004.

ISSUE - INSURANCE - MAY THE FINAL DATE FOR FILING CLAIMS AGAINST THE PROPERTY AND CASUALTY GUARANTY CORPORATION BE IGNORED IN FAVOR OF LANGUAGE IN THE PHYSICIAN'S MALPRACTICE INSURANCE POLICY?

 

Granted February 9, 2005

State of Maryland v. In Re:  Anthony W. - Case No. 136, Sept. Term 2004.

ISSUE - JUVENILE LAW - DOES THE ACCOMPLICE CORROBORATION RULE APPLY IN JUVENILE CASES?

Reichs Ford Road Joint Venture v. State Roads Commission of the State Highway Administration, Maryland Department of Transportation - Case No. 137, Sept. Term 2004.

ISSUE - EMINENT DOMAIN - IN ADDITION TO THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF PROPERTY TAKEN IN A CONDEMNATION PROCEEDING, IS THE PROPERTY OWNER ENTITLED TO RECOVERY OF LOST RENTS AND OTHER DAMAGES ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE STATE'S ACTIVITIES PRIOR TO ITS EXERCISE OF THE POWER OF EMINENT DOMAIN?

Eric Soldberg and Diane Sossen v. Majerle Management - Case No. 138, Sept. Term 2004.

ISSUE - LEASES - IS THE TENANT'S CLAIM THAT THE LANDLORD FAILED TO PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMODATIONS UNDER THE FEDERAL FAIR HOUSING ACT A PROPER DEFENSE TO AN ACTION BY THE LANDLORD FOR A BREACH OF LEASE BY THE TENANT?

Reginald Anthony Longshore v. State of Maryland - Case No. 139, Sept. Term 2004.

ISSUE - CRIMINAL LAW - WAS THERE A PROBABLE CAUSE TO ARREST DEFENDANT EVEN THOUGH A DRUG SNIFFING DOG FAILED TO ALERT TO THE PRESENCE OF DRUGS IN DEFENDANT'S CAR?

Shanquon Kenny Taylor v. State of Maryland - Case No. 140, Sept. Term 2004.

ISSUE - CRIMINAL LAW - MAY A DEFENDANT BE CONVICTED BASED UPON AN AGREED STATEMENT OF FACTS WHERE IT IS CLEAR FROM THE RECORD THAT MATERIAL FACTS ARE IN DISPUTE?

Bruce Pfeufer v. Pamela J. Cyphers, Personal Representative of the Estate of James Russell Hoffmann - Case No. 141, Sept. Term 2004.

ISSUE - WILLS - DID THE TESTATOR INTEND THAT THE INHERITANCE TAC BE PAID SOLELY FROM THE SHARE OF THE RESIDUARY ESTATE OF ONE ON THE BENEFICIARIES INSTEAD OF BEING PAID OUT OF THE ENTIRE RESIDUARY ESTATE PRIOR TO DIVISION INTO SHARES?

 

Granted February 11, 2005

Richard Battee, Personal Representative of the Estate of Doris Litton, et al v. APG, INC., a/k/a ACCRA PAC GROUP, et al - Case No. 135, September Term, 2004.