Maryland Courts

Unreported Opinions

The opinions posted on this page are UNREPORTED. An unreported opinion may not be cited in any paper, brief, motion, or other document filed in this Court, or any other Maryland court, as either precedent within the rule of stare decisis or as persuasive authority. Maryland Rule 1-104.

Most decisions of the Court of Special Appeals are not reported, as Maryland Rule 8-605.1 requires the Court to report only those opinions that are of substantial interest.

Unreported opinions filed from May 1, 2015 to present are available on this page. For opinions filed prior to May 1, 2015, only a reference to the decision is available. Copies of unreported opinions filed prior to May 1, 2015 are available from the Clerk's office.

Upon request, the Court of Special Appeals will consider reporting an opinion that was previously unreported. The request must be in writing and state the reasons why reporting the opinion is warranted. The request must be filed with the Court before the mandate is issued. Maryland Rule 8-605.1.

Copies of unreported opinions can be obtained from the clerk's office where the unreported opinion was filed. To request a copy, write the Clerk of the Court in the Court of Appeals or the Court of Special Appeals, citing the parties, docket/term, date filed and include a check for $10.00 for each copy, made payable to the Clerk of the Court.