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Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Court Cases
Andresen v. State (1975)
Gilbert Rosenthal, Assistant Attorney General, with whom were Francis B. Burch, Attorney General, Andrew L. Sonner, State's Attorney for Montgomery County, Jeffrey Russell Werner, Assistant State's Attorney for Montgomery County, and Robert S. Rothenhoefer, State's Attorney for Frederick County, on the brief, for appellee.
Court: Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Docket: 152, September Term, 1974
Evans v. State (1975)
Victoria A. Salner, Assistant Public Defender, with whom were Alan H. Murrell, Public Defender, and Dennis M. Henderson, Assistant Public Defender, on the brief, for appellant.
Court: Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Docket: 57, September Term, 1975
CSX TRANS., INC. v. Miller (2004)
C. Richard Cranwell (H. Keith Moore, Cranwell, Moore & Bullington on the brief), Roanoke, VA. (Guy M. Albertini, Theresa A. Rosendale, Albertini, Singleton, Gendler & Darby on the brief), Baltimore, for Appellee.
Court: Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Docket: 1142, Sept. Term, 2003
Parker v. Columbia Bank (1992)In these difficult economic times with falling real estate prices, lender liability suits have become one of the few "growth industries." This appeal is a part of that "industry," involving, as it does, a number of issues concerning a bank's duties and responsibilities to its borrowers. This case arises out of two actions, now consolidated, relating to a residential construction loan secured by appellants, Robert and Margaret Parker ("the Parkers"), from appellee, The Columbia Bank [...]
Court: Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Docket: 1109, September Term, 1991
Harding v. State (1968)
David T. Mason, Assistant Attorney General, with whom were Francis B. Burch, Attorney General, Richard J. Kinlein, State's Attorney for Howard County, Neil Helfrich, Assistant State's Attorney for Howard County, and Robert S. Fertitta, Assistant State's Attorney for Baltimore City, on the brief, for appellee.
Court: Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Docket: 367, September Term, 1967
Fraidin v. Weitzman (1992)
In this opinion we dispose of two appeals that have been consolidated. The first appeal, filed by Jacob Fraidin (Fraidin) and his corporations, Pacific Mortgage & Investment Group, Ltd. and North American Credit Corporation (the Corporations), is from a judgment entered after a jury awarded compensatory and punitive damages against Fraidin and the Corporations in favor of Sheldon H. Braiterman, P.A. (Braiterman, P.A.) and Andre R. Weitzman (Weitzman), appellees.
Court: Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Docket: 1428, September Term, 1991
Morris v. State (2003)
A Baltimore City jury, presided over by Judge Joseph P. McCurdy, Jr., convicted one of the appellants, Gregory Everett, of second-degree murder and an attendant handgun offense. Everett received consecutive sentences totaling 50 years. The same jury convicted the other appellant, Donta Morris, of first-degree assault and an attendant handgun offense. Morris received consecutive sentences totaling 45 years. On this joint appeal, both appellants raise the following five contentions:
Court: Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Docket: 1302, Sept. Term, 2002
Marquardt v. State (2005)A jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Talbot County convicted Joseph William Marquardt, Jr., appellant, of two counts of second degree assault, two counts of fourth degree burglary, three counts of malicious destruction of property, and one count of false imprisonment. Appellant was sentenced to a total of twenty-three years and four months' incarceration and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $490.75. He presents four questions on appeal, which we have slightly rephrased as follows:
Court: Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Docket: 355, September Term, 2004
In this automobile products liability case arising out of a one-car, roll-over type accident which resulted in the death of a youthful passenger and injuries to the driver, we are asked to rule that the Circuit Court for Harford County (Cameron, J.) erroneously granted summary judgment for the manufacturer of the vehicle. There was, by appellants' admission, no direct evidence of any specific defect. In our view, the pleadings, affidavits, answers to interrogatories and replies to requests for [...]
Court: Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Docket: 283, September Term, 1981
Turner v. Turner (2002)
This appeal arises from two law suits instituted by E. Diane Turner, appellant, in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County. One involves the dissolution of the marriage of appellant and Donald Turner, appellee. The other concerns Mr. Turner and the family business, Baltimore Stage Lighting, Inc. ("BSL" or the "Company"), appellee, a close corporation wholly owned by the Turners.
Court: Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Docket: 01871, Sept. Term, 2000
Stanley v. State (1974)
Alexander L. Cummings, Assistant Attorney General, with whom were Francis B. Burch, Attorney General, Samuel A. Green, Jr., State's Attorney for Baltimore County, and L. Robert Evans, Deputy State's Attorney for Baltimore County, on the brief, for appellee.
Court: Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Docket: 58, September Term, 1973
This is an appeal from a judgment entered in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County (LAND, J.), sitting without a jury, in favor of appellee, Herbert Greenbaum and Associates, Inc., and against Alvin Snyder, Morris Sugarman, Herbert Thaler, and Harold A. Crone, individually and trading as Twin Lakes Partnership.
Court: Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Docket: 44, September Term, 1977
This case arises from a dispute between appellant, Victor R. Hrehorovich, M.D., and his employer, appellee Harbor Hospital Center, Inc. L. Barney Johnson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital, is also an appellee in this case. After appellees discharged appellant from his position as Director of the Department of Medicine, appellant asserted several causes of action against them. The Circuit Court for Baltimore City (Noel, J.) granted appellees' motion to dismiss the entire [...]
Court: Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Docket: 105, September Term, 1992
Leese v. Baltimore County (1985)This case had its genesis in the circumstances surrounding Baltimore County's decision to terminate the employment of the appellant, Sterling Leese, Jr., as the director of its senior citizen transportation network. After his dismissal, Leese brought suit against the appellees the county and several of its supervisory employees alleging a number of constitutional and common law infractions. To this initial declaration, the court below sustained a demurrer. Leese filed a thirty-two page [...]
Court: Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Docket: 1599, September Term, 1984
Harvey v. State (1996)The subject of this appeal is the doctrine of transferred intent. The particular question is whether that doctrine, indisputably applicable when an unintended victim is killed and the crime charged is a consummated homicide, is similarly applicable when the unintended victim is not killed (either hit but only wounded or not even hit but only endangered) and the arguable crime, even with the benefit of the doctrine, would only be an inchoate criminal homicide, such as 1) assault with intent to [...]
Court: Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Docket: 1763, Sept. Term, 1995
The Secretary of Personnel's designee (SOPD) determined that a state employee should be terminated from his employment because he engaged in improper sexual harassment. The Circuit Court for Howard County reversed and ordered that the employee be reinstated with back pay. This appeal involves the issue of whether the circuit court was correct in finding that the SOPD's order was "unsupported by substantial evidence" because it did not "adequately state her reasons for disagreeing with the ... [...]
Court: Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Docket: 1719, September Term, 1993
This is an interlocutory appeal in a police brutality case brought by Charles Cherkes, the appellee, against the Baltimore City Police Department ("the BCPD") and former Police Commissioner Thomas Frazier ("the Commissioner"), the appellants, and two officers of the BCPD, in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.
Court: Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Docket: 1480, Sept. Term, 2000
Lamb v. State (1992)
The appellant, Todd William Lamb, was convicted by a Somerset County jury, presided over by Judge Daniel M. Long, of 1) breaking and entering, 2) assault, 3) battery, 4) false imprisonment, and 5) reckless endangerment. He received a sentence of two years for breaking and entering and that judgment is of no further concern to us. The conviction for reckless endangerment was merged into that for assault and is also of no further concern to us.
Court: Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Docket: 353, September Term, 1991
This is an appeal from an order of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County acting pursuant to a remand from this Court. Maxima Corp. v. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 81 Md. App. 602, 568 A.2d 1170, cert. denied sub nom., 319 Md. 582, 573 A.2d 1337 (1990). The genesis of the appeal is a dispute over the provisions and implementation of a commercial lease. Parties to the original suit were the lessor, 6933 Arlington Development Limited Partnership (Arlington), The Maxima Corporation (Maxima), an [...]
Court: Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Docket: 1228, September Term, 1993
Brian Cohen, Asst. Atty. Gen., with whom were Stephen H. Sachs, Atty. Gen. of Maryland, Robert B. Harrison, III, Asst. Atty. Gen., and Maurice F. Ellison, Jr., Sp. Legal Advisor, Baltimore, on brief, for appellant.
Court: Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Docket: 554, September Term, 1983