Volume 47, Number 1,
Baltimore Law Clubs: A Tradition Promoting the Integrity of the Bar Through Scholarship and Congeniality
Stuart R. Berger and Bryant S. Green
Recent Development: A Guy Named Moe, LLC v. Chipotle Mexican Grill of Colo., LLC: A Foreign Limited Liability Company Lacking Compliance with State Registration Requirements May Maintain Suit After Infirmity is Cured; The Company Must Also Meet the "Person Aggrieved" Requirement of Standing.
Alicia M. Kuhns
Recent Development: Assategue Coastal Trust, Inc. v. Schwalbach: An Applicant Must Satisfy the "Unwarranted Hardship" Standard to be Granted a Variance; the Variance Must Have No Adverse Impact on the Environment and Conform to the Purpose of the Critical Area Program
Michael Louis Brown
Recent Development: Jackson v. State: Successive Post-Conviction Petitions Are Not Barred by the Doctrine of Res Judicata or Maryland Rule 4-704; A Petition for DNA Testing Will Be Denied if the Evidentiary Threshold for a Wrongful Conviction Claim is Not Met.
Kayla M. DiNuccio
Recent Development: Reliable Contracting Co. v. Md. Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Auth.: A State Agency's Enabling Act is Constitutional If Their Decisions Are Subject to Judicial Review; Maryland Law Provides Guidelines for State Agencies When Using Their Discretion to Issue Penalties.
Recent Development: Seal v. State: Pursuant to § 10-402(C)(2)'s Exception to the Wiretap Ban, an Individual is Not Under the Supervision of an Investigative or Law Enforcement Officer When Intercepting an Oral Communication, Absent Restrictions on Equipment Use and Some Subsequent Contact.
Ashley N. Simmons
Recent Developments: Sharp v. State: Despite Not Formally Objecting, Defense Counsel Properly Preserved the Issue of Whether the Circuit Court Inappropriately Weighed Defendant's Decision Not to Plead Guilty at Sentencing; The Circuit Court Did Not Impermissibly Consider Defendant's Rejection of the Plea Offer at Sentencing.
Recent Development: Sieglein v. Schmidt: Pursuant to § 1-206(B) of the Estates and Trusts Article, Artificial Insemination Encompasses In Vitro Fertilization Using Donated Sperm; A Court May Use the Goldberger Factors to Determine Voluntary Impoverishment; A Trial Court Can Issue a Permanent Injunction for Harassment Based on § 1-203(A) of the Family Law Article.
Virginia J. Yeoman