Maryland Courts

PETITIONS FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI

September Term, 2007

 

Granted March 12, 2008

Mary Gourdine v. Ellen Crews, et al. - Case No. 134, September Term 2007.

ISSUE - TORT LAW - WRONGFUL DEATH - IS THERE ANY PUBLIC POLICY REASON FOR RELIEVING THE DRUG COMPANY FROM LIABILITY FOR INJURIES TO INNOCENT THIRD-PARTY BYSTANDER INJURED IN AN ACTIONABLE MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT CAUSED BY A DRUG-INDUCED LOSS-OF-CONSCIOUSNESS WHEN DRUG MANUFACTURER SOLD THE DRUGS CONSUMED BY THE AT-FAULT DRIVER WITH INADEQUATE WARNINGS, FALSE ADVERTISING AND MADE CONSCIOUS MISREPRESENTATIONS TO MEDICAL COMMUNITY AS TO TRUE RISKS OF THE DRUGS?

George Maldonado v. American Airlines, et al. - Case No. 135, September Term 2007.

ISSUE - WORKERS' COMPENSATION - IS EXPERT MEDICAL TESTIMONY ON THE ISSUE OF PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT ALONE INSUFFICIENT AS A MATTER OF LAW TO OVERCOME THE DECISION OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION REGARDING "INDUSTRIAL LOSS"?

Brian M. Sutusky v. Lewis L. Berkeley - Case No. 136, September Term 2007.

People's Counsel for Baltimore County, et al. v. Loyola College in Maryland - Case No. 137, September Term 2007.

ISSUE - ZONING - WHETHER SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICANT CAN MEET THE SCHULTZ v PRITTS TEST AND PROVE THAT PROPOSED USE HAS NO GREATER ADVERSE EFFECT AT PROPOSED LOCATION THAN IT WOULD AT OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE SAME ZONE WHEN THAT APPLICANT HAS NOT PRESENTED ANY EVIDENCE OF ADVERSE EFFECTS OF PROPOSED USE AT OTHER SITES IN SAME ZONE?

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene v. Ida Brown - Case No. 138, September Term 2007.

ISSUE - ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - DID THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE APPLY AN UNLAWFUL LEGAL STANDARD IN DETERMINING RESPONDENT'S MEDICAL ELIGIBILITY FOR SERVICES UNDER OLDER ADULTS WAIVER PROGRAM?

In Re: Adoption/Guardianship of Tracy K. - Case No. 139, September Term 2007.

ISSUE - FAMILY LAW - GUARDIANSHIP - JURISDICTION - DOES THE ORPHANS' COURT HAVE JURISDICTION OVER PETITIONS FOR GUARDIANSHIP OF THE PERSON OF A MINOR CHILD WHERE ONE OF THE NATURAL PARENTS IS ALIVE, WHERE PARENTAL RIGHTS HAVE NOT BEEN TERMINATED AND NO TESTAMENTARY APPOINTMENT HAS BEEN MADE?


Susan Eynon Lark v. Montgomery Hospice, Inc. - Case No. 140, September Term 2007.

ISSUE - TORT LAW - HEALTHCARE WORKER WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION ACT - DID THE LOWER COURT ERR IN DENYING PLAINTIFF'S WRONGFUL OR ABUSIVE DISCHARGE CLAIM WHEN PLAINTIFF'S TERMINATION WAS THE RESULT OF HER REPORTING A VIOLATION OF STATE LAW AND/OR STATE BOARD OF NURSING REGULATIONS?

 

Denied March 14, 2008

Albritton-Boston, Arlita L. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 409
Asemani, Billy G. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 500
Ayala v. Obayuwana - Pet. Docket No. 491
Bird, Paul C. Sr. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 506
Cooks, Terry Jr. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 528
Cooper v. Ward - Pet. Docket No. 471
Coughenour v. Cumberland - Pet. Docket No. 307
Covington, Emmanuel S. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 384
Dowing, Adrian Lee v. State - Pet. Docket No. 502
Dumbuya v. Oxon Run - Pet. Docket No. 523
Eyster, Daniel Ray v. State - Pet. Docket No. 517
Fisher, James v. State - Pet. Docket No. 494
Hagens, Anthony L. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 449
Haley, Leonard Lee v. State - Pet. Docket No. 469

Hamilton, Felix v. State - Pet. Docket No. 513
Hargrave, Roger B. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 503
Holland, Brian M. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 521
In Re: Joaquin O. - Pet. Docket No. 493
Johnson, Lamar v. State - Pet. Docket No. 488 (petition and cross-petition)
Lavecchia v. Dausch - Pet. Docket No. 403
Lawrence, Gregory L. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 237
Lin v. Mayne - Pet. Docket No. 295
Magaha, Scott C. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 529
McClellan v. Dept. of Corrections - Pet. Docket No. 510
Medina, Moises v. State - Pet. Docket No. 483
Melhi v. Greenfield Homes - Pet. Docket No. 499
Morgan, Martin v. State - Pet. Docket No. 512
Morgan v. Circuit Court - Pet. Docket No. 497
Muhammad, John Allen v. State - Pet. Docket No.492
Nelson v. Bryson - Pet. Docket No. 406
Parker, Willie Lee v. State - Pet. Docket No. 489
Prince George's County v. Bryant - Pet. Docket No. 485
Quinn v. MVA - Pet. Docket No. 531
Robinson, Dirk A. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 505
Robinson, Ronald A. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 516
Sanders v. Rhodes - Pet. Docket No. 514
Schoukroun v. Schoukroun - Pet. Docket No. 511
Seymour, Edward T. III v. State - Pet. Docket No. 408
Shresta v. Giant - Pet. Docket No. 486
Sinner v. MVA - Pet. Docket No. 482
Smith v. Total Service - Pet. Docket No. 501
Smith v. Howard County - Pet. Docket No. 495
Smith v. Friedman - Pet. Docket No. 504
Stevenson, Quentin L. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 496
Swann, Paul J. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 351
Ullman v. Yates - Pet. Docket No. 533
Whitehurst, Phillip v. State - Pet. Docket No. 484 (petition and cross-petition)
Williams v. Bull - Pet. Docket No. 524

 

Denied March 19, 2008

De-Arriz v. Klingerl-De Arriz - Pet. Docket No. 480

 

Denied March 24, 2008

Ali v. Grady - Pet. Docket No. 24*


*September Term 2008