Petitions for Writ of Certiorari - September, 2020


September Term, 2020


Granted September 14, 2020

Effrem Antoine Conner v. State of Maryland - Case No. 26, September Term, 2020

Issue – Code of Judicial Conduct – Given that Drug Court is a non-adversarial, team-based treatment program in which participants are expected to openly discuss relapses and other setbacks in their recovery, should a judge who supervised a defendant in Drug Court generally recuse from the defendant’s subsequent violation of probation proceeding when the conduct that allegedly violated the conditions of probation was the subject of Drug Court hearings, meetings, and correspondence?

Larry Lee v. WinnCompanies LLC - Case No. 25, September Term, 2020

Issues – Real Property – 1) Did the Circuit Court commit an error of law in affirming the District Court’s denial of a motion for a new hearing after finding, on the basis of the record before the trial court, that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying the motion? 2) Did the Circuit Court err in finding an appeal untimely when, pursuant to Rule 7-104(c), the Petitioner noted an appeal to a summary ejectment action within 30 days after the disposition of a timely filed post-judgment motion?

Whitney Wheeling, et al. v. Selene Finance LP, et al. - Case No. 27, September Term, 2020

Issues – Real Property – 1) Did CSA err in holding that a defendant’s violation of Md. Code § 7-113 of the Real Property Article does not give rise to a cause of action unless the protected resident physically vacates the residential property? 2) Did CSA err in holding that a consumer’s claim for emotional damage, such as fear, anxiety, anger, and accompanying physical manifestations, does not adequately allege an injury to state a private cause of action under the Maryland Consumer Protection Act (“MCPA”)? 3) Did CSA err in holding that attorneys’ fees incurred as a result of a defendant’s unfair and deceptive misrepresentations made in violation of the MCPA do not constitute a recoverable injury supporting a private cause of action?


Denied September 25, 2020

Best v. Greater Suburban Md. Provisional Chapter - Pet. Docket No. 29
Butterworth v. Prince George's Cnty. Police Dept. - Pet. Docket No. 150
Cartrette v. R A Brooklyn Park - Pet. Docket No. 156
Chavis, James Arthur v. State - Pet. Docket No. 157
Daneshpour v. Ahmad - Pet. Docket No. 114
Fogg v. Eraibi - Pet. Docket No. 181
Ford, Michael D. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 182
Hampel v. Univ. of Md. Harford Memorial Hospital - Pet. Docket No. 117
Harriston, Larry v. State - Pet. Docket No. 171
Johnson, Derrick Charles v. State - Pet. Docket No. 153
Lee, John Wesley, Jr. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 211
Lockett, Willie F. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 180
Martin v. Dolet - Pet. Docket No. 172
Miller v. Joyce - Pet. Docket No. 158
Mills v. Mills - Pet. Docket No. 183
Moses v. Somerset Community Services - Pet. Docket No. 162
Muhammad v. Prince George's Cnty. Bd. of Education - Pet. Docket No. 178
Oakley, Donte v. State - Pet. Docket No. 161
Ovalles, Elizardo Rosario v. State - Pet. Docket No. 191
Phifer, Jonathan v. State - Pet. Docket No. 141
Reaves, Kirby, McCray, Jason, & Gardner, Kennard v. State - Pet. Docket No. 184
Roberson v. Bd. of Liquor License Comm'rs, Balt. City - Pet. Docket No. 147
Rosario v. Crowner - Pet. Docket No. 125
Salami & Lawani v. Sobo - Pet. Docket No. 151
Speight v. Williams - Pet. Docket No. 173
Taylor v. Tokio Marine Insurance - Pet. Docket No. 155
Thompson, Kyle Stephen v. State - Pet. Docket No. 154
Vaise, Matthew v. State - Pet. Docket No. 176
Williams v. Kavanagh, Warden - Pet. Docket No. 139
Williams, Sheldon v. State - Pet. Docket No. 198
Wozar v. Wozar - Pet. Docket No. 265