Court Of Special Appeals

Md. Appeals Court Reverses Carroll Tavern Murder ConvictionMaryland's second-highest appellate court has reversed the murder conviction of a Westminster man in a 2012 tavern shooting.
Md. Death Row Inmate To Argue Before Appeals CourtAttorneys for a man on Maryland's death row will argue before an appeals court that his sentence is illegal because the state no longer has a death penalty.
Md. Appeals Court Overturns $500k VerdictA Maryland appeals court has overturned a $500,000 verdict to a woman who was hit by a truck because the trial judge erred by allowing the jury to hear that the driver's liability insurance had been cancelled because of nonpayment.
Court Rules Leopold Can Run AgainA Maryland appellate court has upheld misconduct in office convictions against former Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold, but the court has overturned part of his sentence that said he could not run for office again.
O'Malley Names 3 To Court Of Special AppealsGov. Martin O'Malley has appointed three judges to the Court of Special Appeals.
O'Malley Appoints PSC Chairman To JudgeshipGov. Martin O'Malley has appointed the chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission to be a judge on the state's intermediate appellate court, and the governor has named a new director of public affairs for his administration.
Firing Upheld Of Md. Officer In Skateboard VideoA Maryland court says the Baltimore police commissioner had the authority to fire an officer who berated and pushed a 14-year-old skateboarder who called him "dude."
Public-Private Partnership Bill Passes Md. SenateThe Maryland Senate has passed a measure designed to help foster public-private partnerships on big projects like roads and public buildings.
Court Orders New Trial In Gasoline Leak VerdictMaryland's Court of Special Appeals has ordered a new trial on one count of a judgment against ExxonMobil Corp. to families whose wells were contaminated during a 2006 gasoline spill.
Court Overturns Lead Paint Judgment In BaltimoreMaryland's Court of Special Appeals has reversed $2.5 million in lead paint verdicts against Baltimore's housing authority.
Md.'s Highest Court Rules On Lead Paint LawsuitsMaryland's highest court has ruled that a law giving owners of certain rental properties immunity from personal injury lawsuits based on a child's ingestion of lead-based paint is invalid.
O'Malley Appoints Watts To Special Appeals CourtGov. Martin O'Malley has appointed Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Shirley Watts to Maryland's Court of Special Appeals, the state's intermediate appellate court.
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