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May 2021 Maryland Certiorari Grants

Today the Maryland Court of Appeals granted certiorari in five civil cases, one criminal case, and one juvenile case. This March, Alan Sternstein posted about the Court of Special Appeals decision in one of the civil cases, Mercer.

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April 2021 Maryland Certiorari Grants

On Friday, the Court of Appeals of Maryland (which will probably be renamed the Supreme Court of Maryland in 19 months) granted review in three appeals, all criminal, to be argued in September.

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March 2021 Maryland Certiorari Grants

On Friday, the Court of Appeals granted review in four cases, all civil. It has assigned two cases to the current Term, meaning they will be argued this spring, and two for the next Term, meaning they will be argued this fall.

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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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