Petitions for Writ of Certiorari - April, 2022


September Term, 2021



Granted April 25, 2022

M. Abraham Ahmad v. Mehdi Ahmad & Giti Ahmad Revocable Trust, et al. – Case No. 2, September Term, 2022

Issues – Estates & Trusts – 1) Can the statute of limitations operate to adversely affect a substantive right of a party acquired under the laws of a foreign jurisdiction? 2) Can a legal nullity start the running of the statute of limitations? 3) Can a trust void ab initio and made in violation of law benefit from a statute of limitations defense?

Hector Fussa v. Margaret Chippendale, Warden – Case No. 3, September Term, 2022

Issues – Correctional Services – Has Petitioner been “previously convicted” pursuant to Md. Code § 3-702 of the Correctional Services Article, where the conviction for the first offense was imposed during the same criminal proceeding as the conviction for which he is denied diminution of confinement credit and, if not, is Petitioner being illegally detained and entitled to immediate release?

Ray Crawford, et al. v. County Council of Prince George's County, Sitting as the District Council, et al. – Case No. 4, September Term, 2022

Issue – Land Use – Is an Amazon Last Mile Hub a “warehouse” and, therefore, permitted by right at the Subject Property?

Access Funding, LLC, et al. v. Chrystal Linton, et al. – Case No. 5 , September Term, 2022

Issues – Courts & Judicial Proceedings – 1) Did CSA err in ruling that the trial court must determine whether an arbitration agreement exists between the parties when Respondents did not challenge the validity or enforceability of the underlying agreements containing the arbitration clauses in their complaint? 2) Did CSA err in ruling that the trial court must decide the existence of an arbitration agreement when well-established Federal and Maryland law mandates that the arbitrator and not the court decides the issue of arbitrability when Respondents executed agreements containing arbitration clauses that expressly stated the arbitrator shall decide the arbitrability of the parties’ dispute, and Respondents have only alleged fraud and misrepresentation as to the agreements as a whole and not with respect to the arbitration clause separately and specifically?



Denied/Dismissed April 25, 2022

Braboy, Lee v. State - Pet. Docket No. 3 *
Carannante v. Pittman - Pet. Docket No. 408
Givens, Albert Gustav v. State - Pet. Docket No. 415
Hyman, Karaca v. State - Pet. Docket No. 418
Jacobs v. Nissan North America - Pet. Docket No. 423
Key Investments Props. v. Shockley - Pet. Docket No. 387
Lee, John Wesley, Jr. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 422
Lockett v. DeCleene - Pet. Docket No. 403
Morse, Richard William v. State - Pet. Docket No. 325
Murray v. Nissan North America - Pet. Docket No. 396
Sewell v. PG County Department of Social Services - Pet. Docket No. 425
Sheikh v. Farooq - Pet. Docket No. 424
Townsend, Joseph v. State - Pet. Docket No. 412
Turner-Bey, Shahid v. State - Pet. Docket No. 409
Vicente v. Vicente - Pet. Docket No. 407
Walker v. Walker - Pet. Docket No. 420
Williams, Edward v. State - Pet. Docket No. 404
Woody, Paul Willard v. State - Pet. Docket No. 389
Yes! Organic Hyattsville v. Cador - Pet. Docket No. 5 *

* September Term, 2022



Granted April 28, 2022

State of Maryland v. De'Shon Rodgers – Case No. 67, September Term, 2021 

Issue – Criminal Law – Does a defendant waive an objection to a trial court’s failure to ask prospective jurors a voir dire question when the court agrees to ask the question, but for unknown reasons, fails to do so, and the defendant never raises the issue again and presents no objection at the close of voir dire?