Maryland Courts

PETITIONS FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI

September Term, 2015

Granted March 25, 2016

Roderick Colvin v. State of Maryland - Case No. 8, September Term, 2016

Issues – Criminal Law – 1) Did CSA err in upholding the trial court’s conclusion that, upon request for a jury poll, polling the jury foreperson is unnecessary to ensure a unanimous verdict? 2) Is the claimed defect in the polling procedure cognizable on a motion to correct an illegal sentence?

Hanover Investments, Inc., et al. v. Susan J. Volkman - Case No. 9, September Term, 2016

Issues – Courts and Judicial Proceedings – 1) Did CSA erroneously impose new standards under Md. Code Ann., Courts & Judicial Proceedings Art. (“CJP”) § 3-409(c) by depriving the trial court of all discretion to adjudicate a declaratory judgment action when there is a concurrent proceeding? 2) Did CSA erroneously apply, and thereby alter, the standards under CJP § 3-409(a) and (c) by concluding that there were insufficient facts and circumstances to support the trial court’s findings of unusual and compelling circumstances?

Mark O'Neil v. State of Maryland - Case No. 106, September Term, 2015

Richmond D. Phillips v. State of Maryland - Case No. 7, September Term, 2016

Issues – Criminal Law – 1) Under the Frye-Reed standard what is “generally accepted as reliable” in analyzing and interpreting complex mixtures of low template “touch” DNA? 2) In this case, was the Prince George’s County Crime Lab’s methodology “generally accepted as reliable” in the relevant scientific field? 3) Did CSA improperly deviate from Frye-Reed by reaching a conclusion without considering evidence from the relevant scientific community, other than the two opinions expressed at a pretrial hearing? 4) Did CSA err in holding that compliance with § 10-915 of the Courts & Judicial Proceedings Article required certification of meeting a non-existent standard neither party advocated?

 

Denied March 28, 2016

Allen, Dorrien v. State - Pet. Docket No. 591 and conditional cross-petition
Awah v. T. D. Ameritrade - Pet. Docket No. 439
Boyd, Ronald v. State - Pet. Docket No. 613
Brisbane, Leo Edward v. State - Pet. Docket No. 625
Cartrette v. R.A. Brooklyn Park - Pet. Docket No. 568
Conway, Tyrone T., Jr. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 628
Cook, Thomas D. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 624
Edwards, Antonio v. State - Pet. Docket No. 623
Erie Insurance Exchange v. James G. Davis Construction - Pet. Docket No. 621
Halvonik, John v. Dept. Of Safety & Correctional Servs. - Pet. Docket No. 594
Huang v. Gretz & Centex Homes - Pet. Docket No. 593
In re: C. E. - Pet. Docket No. 607
Johnson, Duane, Jr. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 546
Johnson, Julian Andrew v. State - Pet. Docket No. 616
Kissi v. Pearson - Pet. Docket No. 544
Kline v. Estate of Knight - Pet. Docket No. 614
Knox, Vailes v. State - Pet. Docket No. 643
Lemon v. Mosley - Pet. Docket No. 653
Lewellen v. Esteppe - Pet. Docket No. 617
Lewis v. Dept. of Budget & Management, et al. - Pet. Docket No. 590
Lombardos, Albert J. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 592
Manzanero, Niccolo v. State - Pet. Docket No. 601
McDonald, James Anthony v. State - Pet. Docket No. 629
Miles, Arnold v. State - Pet. Docket No. 447
Miller, Deric Renard, Sr. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 552
Morrison, Tykise v. State - Pet. Docket No. 539
Mumford, Aaron Rafael v. State - Pet. Docket No. 512
Muscelli, Christopher v. State - Pet. Docket No. 565
Nealy, Michael Douglas v. State - Pet. Docket No. 483
Puppolo v. Sivaraman - Pet. Docket No. 626
Ringgold v. St. Joseph's Medical Ctr., et al. - Pet. Docket No. 557
Sewell v. Howard - Pet. Docket No. 489
Tann v. Balt. City Off. of Child Support Enf. - Pet. Docket No. 608
Terrell, Chastian v. State - Pet. Docket No. 631
Thomas, Lamon D. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 646
Vielot, Yuri Marie Francois, Jr. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 602