Maryland Court Of Appeals Becomes the Supreme Court

By Frank JohnsonDeputy City Attorney, City of Gaithersburg One of the constitutional amendments approved by the voters was to change the name of Maryland’s appellate courts. The approved changes are to both the Court of Appeals and the Court of Special Appeals, neither of which will use their former names. Instead, the current higher courtContinue reading “Maryland Court Of Appeals Becomes the Supreme Court”

Court of Special Appeals holds county immune in well contamination case

By Stephanie Pankiewicz, associate county attorneyandPatricia Kane, chief, Division of Insurance Defense LitigationOffice of the County Attorney, Montgomery County The Court of Special Appeals has affirmed dismissal of a negligence claim arising out of saltwater contamination of a private well. In Creighton v. Montgomery Cty., the plaintiff claimed her well water was contaminated by theContinue reading “Court of Special Appeals holds county immune in well contamination case”

Message from the Chair

By Amanda ConnGeneral counsel, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission The Section Council is excited to announce our virtual State and Local Government Institute tomorrow (Friday, June 17th). We considered an in-person event, but faced challenges in finding a space that is large enough for members to spread out while trying to provide a hybrid option forContinue reading “Message from the Chair”