Maryland Courts

PETITIONS FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI

September Term, 2016

Denied July 28, 2017

Anderson, Eric Thomas v. State - Pet. Docket No. 131 *
Atlantic General Hospital v. Grinnan - Pet. Docket No. 17 *
Barrera, Jose v. State - Pet. Docket No. 128 *
Blanchard, Ray v. State - Pet. Docket No. 60 *
Blaylock, Lisbon Collier v. State - Pet. Docket No. 125 *
Bolton, William v. State - Pet. Docket No. 636
Carter v. Montgomery Co. Circuit Court - Pet. Docket No. 152 *
Carter, Marvin Terrell v. State - Pet. Docket No. 189 *
Cooper, Michael K. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 627 and conditional cross-petition
Darling, Deshaune Darnell v. State - Pet. Docket No. 124 *
Davis, James v. State - Pet. Docket No. 135 *
Davis, Perry Eugene v. State - Pet. Docket No. 70 *
Davis, Randy T., Sr. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 151 *
Doty v. BEOR Fund 1 - Pet. Docket No. 118 *
Estate of Jones v. JSC Consulting - Pet. Docket No. 132 *
Gwynn, Darnell v. State - Pet. Docket No. 123 *
Halle Development v. Anne Arundel Co. - Pet. Docket No. 112 *
Hammond, Ronald v. State - Pet. Docket No. 122 *
Herndon, Derrick Lamar v. State - Pet. Docket No. 144 *
Hinton, Kenneth Adolphus v. State - Pet. Docket No. 91 * and conditional cross-petition
In re: A. B. - Pet. Docket No. 137 *
Iron Horse Farms v. Raylyn Farms - Pet. Docket No. 136 *
Joppy, Abdullay Malik v. State - Pet. Docket No. 153 *
Lee, Bonzie, Jr. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 102 *
Lomax v. Graham - Pet. Docket No. 100 *
Long v. Driscoll - Pet. Docket No. 85 *
Lucas v. Ward - Pet. Docket No. 113 *
Lynn v. Lynn - Pet. Docket No. 107 *
Marbury, Devin v. State - Pet. Docket No. 4 *
McLean, Robert v. State - Pet. Docket No. 126 *
Muhammad, Kamal v. State - Pet. Docket No. 101 *
Nivens, Stephen v. State - Pet. Docket No. 120 *
Nowak v. Webb - Pet. Docket No. 129 *
Osborn v. Hershberger - Pet. Docket No. 29 *
Packer, Terrence Vernard v. State - Pet. Docket No. 127 *
Peamon v. Baltimore Co. - Pet. Docket No. 116 *
Pendleton, Troy Pablo v. State - Pet. Docket No. 49 *
Pilkerton v. Nadel - Pet. Docket No. 192 *
Priester v. Baltimore Co. - Pet. Docket No. 115 *
Reil, Avery Justin v. State - Pet. Docket No. 77 *
Roberts v. Dept. of Public Safety & Correctional Services - Pet. Docket No. 64 *
Small, Albert N. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 139 *
Smiley, Roosevelt v. State - Pet. Docket No. 33 *
Snyder, Lester v. State - Pet. Docket No. 103 *
Spoon v. Deering Woods Condo. - Pet. Docket No. 92 *
State v. Williams, Christopher - Pet. Docket No. 138 *
Sullivan v. Montgomery Co. Board of Education - Pet. Docket No. 90 *
Tauheed v. Green & Healthy Homes Initiative - Pet. Docket No. 96 *
Velasquez, Emiliano v. State - Pet. Docket No. 97 *
Watkins, Marvin D. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 110 *
Winston, Paul v. State - Pet. Docket No. 104 *
Zakwieia v. Baltimore Co. Board of Education - Pet. Docket No. 39 *






* 2017 Term

 

Granted July 31, 2017

Elizabeth Haring Coomes v. Maryland Insurance Administration - Case No. 24, September Term, 201

Issues – Insurance Law – 1) Did the hearing officer violate Petitioner’s procedural rights and err when she granted the agency’s motion for summary disposition and revoked Petitioner’s Md. Producer license, finding that Petitioner had committed fraud or other dishonest conduct where the Commissioner made that finding without the benefit of an evidentiary hearing to determine whether Petitioner had the requisite intent to commit the fraud or dishonest conduct alleged? 2) Did the hearing officer err when she found that Petitioner’s voluntary surrender of her Virginia producer’s license was an “adverse administrative action”? 3) Did the hearing officer err when she declined to apply the law of Double Jeopardy, the doctrine of Merger or the Rule of Lenity to the administrative proceeding? 4) Did the trial court err when it denied Petitioner’s motion for leave to offer additional evidence?

Williams A. Dabbs, Jr. et al. v. Anne Arundel County - Case No. 23, September Term, 2017

Issues – County Government – 1) Did the lower courts err in determining that “…the rough proportionality test [or the rational nexus test] has no application to development impact fees. . .where monetary exactions are imposed,” in contravention of Howard County v. JJM, 301 Md. 256 (1984)? 2) Did the lower courts err in permitting the retroactive application of legislation and not finding a taking under Article III, section 40 of the Maryland Constitution?

In the Matter of the Albert G. Aaron Living Trust - Case No. 21, September Term, 2017

Issue – Estates & Trusts – Did the trial court err in entering an order approving restatement of the living trust in which the court approved the Trustees’ restatement of the trust with respect to the survival of the Aaron Family Foundation?

State of Maryland v. Casey O. Johnson - Case No. 22, September Term, 2017

Issue – Criminal Law – Did CSA properly conclude that the police lacked probable cause to search the trunk of respondent’s car based on drug evidence found on the person of her front-seat passenger?

Harold Eugene Williams v. State of Maryland - Case No. 25, September Term, 2017

Issues – Criminal Law – 1) Is a conviction that is more than fifteen years old irrelevant as a matter of law to a character witness’s opinion about a defendant? 2) Were questions revealing Petitioner’s prior conviction, which occurred at least a decade before any of his character witnesses had met him, irrelevant to their opinions as to his reputation for peacefulness? 3) Were questions revealing Petitioner’s prior conviction substantially more prejudicial than they were probative of the witnesses’ opinions as to his reputation for peacefulness?