Certified Questions of Law Currently Before the Court of Appeals

September Term, 2020

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United Bank v. Richard Buckingham, et al. - Misc. No. 1, September Term, 2020

Certified Question from the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Questions: (1) Whether the Maryland Uniform Fraudulent Conveyances Act, see Md. Code Ann., Com. Law §§ 15-201 et seq., which generally applies to “conveyances” made with the intent to hinder, delay, or defraud creditors, reaches a change in life insurance beneficiary, particularly in light of Md. Code Ann., Ins. § 16-111(d)? (2) Whether Md. Code Ann., Est. & Trusts § 15-102 grants a guardian of property the authority to change the beneficiaries of life insurance policies?

To be argued in the October, 2020 session of Court.

Counsel for appellants: James R. Schroll, Jennifer A. Brust, Jennifer O. Schiffer, William F. Krebs, Blake Frieman
Counsel for appellees: Richard Buckingham (Pro Se), Kenneth S. Nankin, Kenneth R. West, Charles R. Claxton

 

In re: Anthony D. Walker and Denicia P. Walker - Misc. No. 8, September Term, 2020

Certified Question from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland

Question: Can a community association’s lien perfected under the Maryland Contract Lien Act, Md. Code Ann., Real Prop. §§ 14-201 et seq., secure unpaid damages, costs of collection, late charges, and attorney’s fees arising under the association’s governing documents that accrue subsequent to the recordation of the lien?

To be argued in the January, 2021 session of Court.

Counsel for appellant: John M. Oliveri and Timothy J. Larsen
Counsel for appellees: David B. Mintz

 

Benjamin Caleb Trott v. State of Maryland - Misc. No. 9, September Term, 2020

Certified Question from the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland

Question: Did the circuit court err in denying Appellant's motion to suppress?

To be argued in the February, 2021 session of Court.

Counsel for appellant: Jeffrey M. Ross
Counsel for appellees: Derek Simmonsen