Argument Schedule -- December, 2023


September Term, 2023


Monday, December 4, 2023:

Bar Admissions

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

DNA Appeal.

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.