Archive | November 2017

Maryland’s top court will review order directing investigation of Clinton attorneys

On Friday, the Maryland Court of Appeals posted two more certiorari grants. One is Attorney Grievance Commission v. Clevenger. When the trial court ruled in September, Chase Cook of the Capital Gazette described the ruling under review:

Circuit Court Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. ruled Monday after a short hearing in Annapolis that the Attorney Grievance Commission and Office of Bar Counsel Maryland Office of Bar Counsel must investigate attorneys David E. Kendall, Cheryl D. Mills and Heather Samuelson. All three are licensed to practice in Maryland and could face professional sanctions if the commission determines there are guilty of misconduct.

Ty Clevenger, a Texas attorney who lives in New York, filed the complaint, saying they deleted thousands of emails related to a private email server Clinton used during her time as Secretary of State. He argued they engaged in misconduct by destroying evidence.

In granting review, the Court of Appeals bypassed the Court of Special Appeals. The full list of certiorari grants, including questions presented, appears after the jump. Read More…

Event: Maryland Impact Cases, November 28

On the evening of Tuesday, November 28, 2017, the MSBA Section of Litigation and its Appellate Practice Committee will be presenting a panel, Maryland Impact Cases, at the Court of Appeals courtroom in Annapolis. The panel includes the always-entertaining Senior Judge Glenn T. Harrell, Jr., alongside Carrie Williams (Chief of the OAG’s Criminal Appeals Division) and Tim Maloney.

Please join us for an evening of networking, dialogue, and presentations discussing recent impact decisions from Maryland’s appellate courts. You can register here.

Information is below:

Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building
Fourth Floor
361 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401


5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Social Hour Reception – Foyer to the Courtroom

Cash Bar (Beer & Wine) & Hors D’oeuvres

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Court of Appeals Courtroom

Speaker Presentations and Audience Questions


$20.00 for MSBA Litigation Section Members

$35.00 for others


Please register at this link
or by mailing your check payable to the MSBA, Attention: Angela Munro, 520 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201.

Hurry because space is limited.  

November 2017 Maryland Certiorari Grants

The Court of Appeals of Maryland today granted certiorari review in five appeals. The list of grants, including questions presented, appears after the jump. For the two cases where there are Court of Special Appeals opinions, we have provided a link. Read More…