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Donna Jackson v. Edgewood Management Corporation


Nicholas W. Woodfield, Esq. (202) 261-28120 Damages, attorney’s fees


The Honorable Eric M. Johnson Circuit Court for Montgomery County


This case centers on a claim of retaliation under the Montgomery County Code. Appellant-plaintiff prevailed on her claim before a jury, and sought attorney’s fees. The trial court later granted in part and denied in part Appellant’s fee petition, awarding only half of what was requested by Appellant. The trial court did not include any memorandum or explanation of how it arrived at its award of fees and costs. The question on appeal is whether the failure to explain is an abuse of discretion that requires remand.


926-2355


Prince George’s County v. Columcille Building Corporation


Shelly L. Johnson Associate County Attorney (301) 952-5225


Respondent superior


The Honorable Beverly J. Woodard Circuit Court for Prince George’s County


This case arises from a shooting outside of an event hall by off-duty police officers. The officers were hired by Appellee for security during an event. The officers were in uniform, with their service weapons and police vehicles. The question on appeal is whether there was an employer-employee relationship between Appellee and the officers. The Appellant in this case is Prince George’s County.


927-01219


Celeste Puppolo v. Holy Cross Hospital of Silver Spring


Stephan Y. Brennan (410) 685-1166 Medical malpractice


The Honorable Ronald B. Rubin Circuit Court for Montgomery County


Appellant-plaintiff in this case alleged that Appellee hospital’s negligence caused the development and deterioration of a bedsore, or a pressure ulcer, and that the hospital also engaged in fraudulent concealment in hiding the negligence. On the morning of the first day of trial, Appellee moved for partial summary judgment, for which Appellant-plaintiff’s counsel was unprepared. On appeal, Appellant argues that the lack of notice for the motion for summary judgment constituted a violation of due process rights.


928-01910 Anthony E. Barksdale, et al. v. Bobby Keys


Neal M. Janey, Jr., Esq. Deputy Chief Legal Counsel for Baltimore Police Department (410) 396-2496


Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights


The Honorable Evelyn Omega Cannon Circuit Court for Baltimore City


This is LEOBR case involving the right of an officer to be administratively charged within the one year statute of limitations. Here, the administrative charges were filed more than one year after the incident occurred, but less than one year after the Director of Internal Investigations Division received notice of the incident. The question on appeal is whether the term “appropriate law enforcement agency official” in section 3-106 of LEBOR meant “supervisor” and whether a supervisor’s knowledge placed the Baltimore Police Department on notice even though the BPD General Orders state that the Director of IID is the only agency official with the power to initiate and investigate disciplinary infractions of the type of in this case. Appellant also argues that


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