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September 2022 Maryland Certiorari Grant

The Maryland Court of Appeals granted certiorari in one case following its September 22 conference.

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July 2022 Maryland Certiorari Grants

The Maryland Court of Appeals today granted review in two criminal appeals.

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June 2022 Maryland Certiorari Grants

The Maryland Court of Appeals on Friday granted review in three cases.

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May 2022 Maryland Certiorari Grants

On Friday, the Court of Appeals granted cert in these four cases:

Ernest and Maryann Elsberry v. Stanley Martin Companies, LLC  – Case No. 6, September Term, 2022 (Unreported CSA Opinion by Zarnoch, J.)

Issues – Real Property – 1) May a court rely on legislative history unrelated to the specific statutory text at issue to override the consumer protections granted in the plain language and tabulation of Md. Code § 14-117(a)(3) of the Real Property (“RP”) Article, an unambiguous remedial statute? 2) Did CSA violate Article III, Section 29 of the Maryland Constitution by using the title of the bill “Prince George’s County – Deferred Water and Sewer Charges Homeowner Disclosure Act of 2014” to contradict the plain language of RP § 14-117(a)(3)(ii)?

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When Unstoppable Allegations of Fraud Meet an Immovable Arbitration Clause, which will give first?

By Meaghan C. Murphy, Guest Contributor

In January, the Court of Special Appeals reported a case where an arbitration clause was held to be moot because of allegations of fraud and misrepresentation to the court in order to approve transfers of structured in exchange for a discounted lump sum cash payment. The class of people who transferred their structured settlements sued Access Funding LLC and its associated entities, asserting claims of negligence, misrepresentation, fraud, and conspiracy. See Chrystal Linton, et al. v. Access Funding LLC, et al., 253 Md. App. 507 (2022) (“Linton 2”). This was the second time these parties had appeared before the Court of Special Appeals. See Linton v. Consumer Protection Division, 467 Md. 502, 521-22 (2020) (“Linton 1”).

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April 2022 Maryland Certiorari Grants

Yesterday, the Court of Appeals of Maryland granted certiorari in four cases.

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March 2022 Maryland Certiorari Grants, Batch 2

The Maryland Court of Appeals today granted certiorari in one additional case, the first to be assigned to its regular docket for its next term, starting September 1, 2022.

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March 2022 Maryland Certiorari Grant, with an Update on Redistricting Cases

The Maryland Court of Appeals today granted certiorari in one case, a criminal appeal.

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February 2022 Maryland Certiorari Grants

Today the Court of Appeals of Maryland granted certiorari in four cases. Those grants are in addition to a January 31 grant, also listed below.

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January 2022 Maryland Certiorari Grants

The Maryland Court of Appeals today granted certiorari in four civil cases and two criminal cases.

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