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February 2021 Maryland Certiorari Grants

Yesterday, the Maryland Court of Appeals granted certiorari in four criminal appeals and three civil appeals. The cases, with the questions presented and links to the Court of Special Appeals opinions under review, are below.

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January 2021 Maryland Certiorari Grants

Yesterday, the Court of Appeals of Maryland granted certiorari in two civil cases, both involving unreported Court of Special Appeals opinions. The two cases, with links to the opinions under review, are below.

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December 2020 Maryland Certiorari Grants

Yesterday the Court of Appeals granted review in three civil cases and one criminal case. The civil appeals run a wide range: family law, administrative law, and local governments’ tort liability. The list is below, with the questions presented and links to the Court of Special Appeals opinions.

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Additional November 2020 Maryland Certiorari Grant

Following its November 19 conference, the Court of Appeals of Maryland granted review in one additional case. It is listed below, followed by two cases in which the Court of Appeals has accepted certified questions for review.

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October 2020 Maryland Certiorari Grants

The Court of Appeals granted certiorari in these six cases today:

Larry S. Chavis, et al. v. Blibaum and Associates, P.A.; Bryione K. Moore, et al. v. Peak Management LLC – Case No. 30, September Term, 2020 (Reported CSA Opinion, by Judge Berger)

Issues – Commercial Law – 1) Does using a wage garnishment to collect excess post-judgment interest and post-judgment filing fees constitute a violation of the Maryland Consumer Debt Collection Act, Md. Code §14-202(8) of the Commercial Law Article? 2) Does a trial court abuse its discretion by denying a motion for class certification, without conducting a hearing, when the undisputed evidence presented to the Court established that the identity of every class member can be established from the Respondent’s records?

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September 2020 Maryland Certiorari Grants

The Court of Appeals today granted review in one criminal appeal and two civil appeals.

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Maryland Certiorari Statistics, 2019 Term

By Steve Klepper (Twitter: @MDAppeal)

For three years now, I’ve tracked the Court of Appeals’ petition docket. The judiciary’s annual statistical reports give the overall grant rate for civil and criminal certiorari petitions. Because the majority of petitions each year are filed pro se, however, the overall statistics are not terribly helpful for lawyers in advising their clients regarding the odds of certiorari.

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August 2020 Maryland Certiorari Grants, Part 2

Today the Court of Appeals posted one additional certiorari grant, outside its typical schedule for deciding petitions.

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August 2020 Maryland Certiorari Grants

Today the Maryland Court of Appeals granted certiorari in two criminal cases and one civil case. Read More…

July 2020 Maryland Certiorari Grants

By Steve Klepper (Twitter: @MDAppeal)

Yesterday, the Court of Appeals granted seven certiorari petitions. I’ll be counting three of those petitions as one because they were on petitions filed by the State from the same Court of Special Appeals opinion, with all three petitions presenting the same questions relating to jury nullification.

The cases have been scheduled for argument during the Court’s December 2020 sitting.

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