SCHEDULE OF ORAL ARGUMENTS
September Term, 2023
Monday, December 4, 2023:
No. 9 Corey Cunningham, on behalf of Kodi Gaines, a minor v. Baltimore County, et al.
Issues – Constitutional Law – 1) Did ACM err in holding that the law enforcement officer was entitled to qualified immunity with respect to petitioner’s innocent bystander’s substantive due process claim? 2) Does a party waive appellate rights in a second appeal following remand on an issue the trial court did not address in the proceedings prior to the first appeal?
Attorney for Petitioner: Leslie D. Hershfield
Attorneys for Respondent: Dorrell A. Brooks and Chaz R. Ball
No. 11 In the Matter of the Petition of the Maryland Office of People's Counsel
Issues – Public Utilities – 1) Should the Public Service Commission’s interpretation of the Merger Order be given the usual deference afforded Commission evidentiary findings, rather than reviewed in the light of the parties’ reasonable understanding of the Merger Order at the time it was issued? 2) Does an increase of $7.8 million in corporate costs post-merger comply with the Merger Order’s plain language, intent, and purpose that the merger produce “tangible financial benefits” in the form of a “reduction in distribution rates” for customers?
Attorney for Petitioner: David S. Lapp
Attorneys for Respondent: Joseph M. English and Megan Roberts-Satinsky
Tuesday, December 5, 2023:
AG No. 53 (2022 Term) Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland v. Vernon Charles Donnelly
Attorney for Petitioner: Leonard H. Addison, IV
Attorney for Respondent: Carlton M. Green
No. 12 Darrell Matthews v. State of Maryland
Attorney for Appellant: Elizabeth L. Franzoso
Attorney for Appellee: Laura G. Casciano
After December 4, 2023, the Court will recess until January 4, 2024. On the day of argument, counsel must register in the Clerk’s Office no later than 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise notified.