Maryland Courts

GRANTED PETITIONS FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI

September Term, 2004

 

Granted March 11, 2005

Richard L. Massey, Jr. v. Secretary, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services - Case No. 142, Sept. Term 2004.

ISSUE - ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - ARE PRISON DISCIPLINARY RULES SUBJECT TO THE RULE-MAKING REQUIREMENTS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT?

Jonathan George Moore v. State of Maryland - Case No. 143, Sept. Term 2004.

ISSUE - CRIMINAL LAW - DOES A PERSON WHO DOWNLOADS VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS OF A MINOR ENGAGED IN OBSCENE ACTS VIOLATE MD. CRIM. LAW SEC. 11-207(A)(3)?

Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc. , et al. v. Roger Schlossberg, Receiver / World Savings Bank, et al. v. Roger Schlossberg, Receiver - Case No. 144, Sept. Term 144.

ISSUE - REAL PROPERTY - DID NOTICES OF LIS PENDENS ON BEHLF OF THE RECEIVERS GIVE MORTGAGE LENDERS CONSTRUCTIVE NOTICE OF THE RECEIVERS' POWERS OVER THE PARCELS OF REAL PROPERTY?

Questar Homes of Avalon, LLC v. Pillar Construction, Inc., et al. - Case No. 145, Sept. Term 2004.

ISSUE - ARBITRATION - MAY A TRIAL JUDGE COMPEL ARBITRATION AND STAY LITIGATION AGAINST ALL APPELLEES ALTHOUGH ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF APPELLEES SOUGHT ARBITRATION?

Richard H. Landon, et ux. v. Pamela Zorn, et al. - Case No. 146, Sept. Term 2004.

ISSUES - JURIES - IN A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTION WS THE TRIAL JUDGE REQUIRED TO VOIR DIRE THE POTENTIAL JURORS ON THE ISSUE OF TORT REFORM?

Comptroller of the Treasury v. Citicorp International Communications, Inc. - Case No. 147, Sept. Term 2004.

ISSUE - TAXATION - IS A FEE TO BE PAID FOR EARLY TERMINATION OF A LEASE OF COMPUTER EQUIPMENT PART OF THE "TAXABLE PRICE" OF THE LEASE TRANSACTION FOR PURPOSES OF THE SALES TAX?

Linda Sweeney v. Savings First Mortgage, LLC - Case No. 148, Sept. Term 2004.

ISSUE - STATUTES - IS THE MARYLAND FINDER'S FEE LAW PREEMPTED BY THE FEDERAL DEPOSITORY INSTITUTIONS AND MONETARY CONTROL ACT OF 1980?

Emmanuel Nnoli v. Nina Nnoli - Case No. 149, Sept. Term 2004.

ISSUE - CONTEMPT - MUST A MOVANT BE PRESENT AT A HEARING ON HIS MOTION TO QUASH A CIVIL CONTEMPT ARREST WARRANT?

National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA., et al. v. David A. Bramble, Inc. -  Case No. 150, Sept. Term 2004.

ISSUE - BONDS - DOES A SURETY'S FAILURE TO ANSWER A CLAIM ON A PAYMENT BOND WITHING 45 DAYS OF RECEIVING NOTICE OF THE CLAIM WAIVE THE SURETY'S RIGHT TO PRESENT ANY DEFENSE ON THE MERITS?

National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA., et al. v. Wadsworth Golf Construction Company of the Midwest d/b/a/ Wadsworth Golf Construction Company - Case No. 151, Sept. Term 2004.

ISSUE - BONDS - DOES A SURETY'S FAILURE TO ANSWER A CLAIM ON A PAYMENT BOND WITHING 45 DAYS OF RECEIVING NOTICE OF THE CLAIM WAIVE THE SURETY'S RIGHT TO PRESENT ANY DEFENSE ON THE MERITS?