Petitions for Writ of Certiorari - February, 2020


September Term, 2019


Granted February 11, 2020

Anne Arundel County, Maryland and Rodney Price v. Michael H. Reeves - Case No. 68, September Term, 2019

Issues – Torts – 1) As a matter of first impression does Md. Code § 11-110 of the Courts & Judicial Proceedings Article limit the amount of damages recoverable for negligently causing the death of a pet? 2) Did CSA err in finding sufficient evidence of gross negligence?

Remonia B. Chaplin, et al. v. University of Maryland Medical System Corporation - Case No. 70, September Term, 2019

Issues – Torts – 1) Does the exception to the board certification requirement in the Health Care Malpractice Claims Act, Md. Code § 3-2A-02(c)(2)(ii)(B)(2)(B) of the Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article, which excuses board-certification at § 3-2A-02(c)(2)(ii)(B) for an attesting health care provider who has “taught medicine in the defendant’s specialty or a related field of health care,” require the attesting health care provider to have “taught medicine” to students who are “in the defendant’s specialty?” 2) Does the board certification requirement at § 3-2A-02(c)(2)(ii)(B) apply when the defendant is not a natural person? 3) Does a claim for absence of informed consent when made in the same proceeding with a claim for malpractice require compliance with the certificate requirements in the Act, including the board-certification provisions (and its exceptions) at § 3-2A-02(c)(2)(ii)(B) and (2)(B)?

Gregory Johnson v. Maryland Department of Health - Case No. 71, September Term, 2019

Issues – Health – General – 1) Did Respondent impermissibly decide issues of competency in violation of the U.S. Constitution and the Maryland Declaration of Rights when it used an administrative process to forcibly medicate Petitioner for competency restoration based on a statute that omits language authorizing involuntary medication for that purpose? 2) Did Respondent violate the U.S. Constitution and Maryland Declaration of Rights, which guarantee a criminal defendant certain due process and trial rights, when it forcibly medicated Petitioner after an administrative proceeding that prohibited him from asserting affirmative defenses related to his competency to rebut Respondent’s case and denied him meaningful access to his criminal defense attorney?

Montgomery County, Maryland v. Anthony G. Cochran and Andrew Bowen - Case No. 69, September Term, 2019

Issues – Workers’ Compensation – 1) Did CSA err in holding that, when calculating a claimant’s hearing loss under Md. Code § 9-650(b)(3) of the Labor & Employment Article, the decibels deducted from the total average hearing loss should be calculated by counting the number of years between the date the claimant turned 50 and the date the claimant retired? 2) Did CSA err in reversing a factual finding of the Workers’ Compensation Commission as to whether Respondent Bowen suffered a “disablement” given that 1) the Commission’s factual finding is “presumed to be correct”; 2) the issue of whether the claimant suffered a disablement was not raised at the Commission hearing; and 3) there was no evidence put on by Petitioner before the trial court to disturb the Commission’s finding?



Denied February 28, 2020

Borkowski, Anna v. State, et al. - Pet. Docket No. 412
Boyd, Keith M. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 422
Budd, Kittrel v. State - Pet. Docket No. 398
Davis, Antoine Sheldon v. State - Pet. Docket No. 384
Davis, Keone K. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 423
Evstegneev, Vasiliy v. State - Pet. Docket No. 363
Exum, Eric R. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 408
Figueroa, Francisco Fernando v. State - Pet. Docket No. 383
France, Jeffrey v. Md. Parole Comm'n - Pet. Docket No. 396
France, Jeffrey v. State - Pet. Docket No. 410
Fullard v. Circuit Ct. for Baltimore City - Pet. Docket No. 391
Grant v. Thomas - Pet. Docket No. 402
Harcum, Jerry v. State - Pet. Docket No. 414
Harris, Lloyd Arbard v. State - Pet. Docket No. 393
Hassan, Ali Ishmael v. State - Pet. Docket No. 405
Holmes, Charles Edward v. State - Pet. Docket No. 437
Hopkins, Anthony v. State - Pet. Docket No. 426
Hosmane v. Univ. of Maryland - Pet. Docket No. 358
Huffer, Ryan Wayne v. State - Pet. Docket No. 415
Hughes, Anthony Thomas v. State - Pet. Docket No. 404
Johnson, Anthony v. State - Pet. Docket No. 394
Lusby v. Bd. of Cnty. Commr's of Calvert Cnty. - Pet. Docket No. 380
Matthews v. Md. Dept of Labor - Pet. Docket No. 400
McCann, Christopher v. State - Pet. Docket No. 421
Mont. Coll. Chap. of Amer. Ass'n of Univ. Profs v. Montgomery Comm. Coll - Pet. Docket No. 385
Myers, Murray v. State - Pet. Docket No. 417
Oyewo v. Rocha - Pet. Docket No. 362
Presberry, Anthony J. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 420
Proctor v. Young - Pet. Docket No. 345
Quarstein and Foehl v. Still Pond TIC Interests Buyers - Pet. Docket No. 418
Rious, Willie James v. State - Pet. Docket No. 429
Roseberry v. Chesapeake Lighthouse HOA - Pet. Docket No. 359
Salkini v. Salkini - Pet. Docket No. 413
Savage, William Eric v. State - Pet. Docket No. 436
Scruggs, Daniel v. State - Pet. Docket No. 361
Southern Md. FFBC v. Cave - Pet. Docket No. 341
Southern Md. FFBC v. Soliman - Pet. Docket No. 340
State v. Thomas, Jerrod Leroy - Pet. Docket No.  344
Taylor, George Bernard v. State - Pet. Docket No. 290
Thompson v. First Liberty Insurance - Pet. Docket No. 351
Washington-Bey v. Circuit Ct. for Washington Cnty. - Pet. Docket No. 390
Williams, Gregg Allan v. State - Pet. Docket No. 411
Wright, William v. State - Pet. Docket No. 386