Maryland Appellate Court Opinions

Effective December 14, 2022, the former Court of Appeals of Maryland is renamed the Supreme Court of Maryland and the Court of Special Appeals is renamed the Appellate Court of Maryland. This is a change in name only and does not affect the precedential value of the opinions of the two courts issued before the effective date of the name change.

Only the reported opinions of the Supreme Court of Maryland and the Appellate Court of Maryland are posted on this page. Unreported opinions are posted here.

For reported opinions posted here on or before June 30, 2018, the final official text of the reported opinion is found in the bound Maryland Reports and Maryland Appellate Reports.

Pursuant to the Maryland Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act, §§ 10-1601 et seq. of the State Government Article, the opinions and orders posted on this webpage on or after July 1, 2018 are the official and authentic versions of the text of Appellate Court opinions and orders.

When they are initially posted on this webpage, the reported opinions of the Supreme Court of Maryland and the Appellate Court of Maryland are listed in the index as slip opinions (“slip op.”) until they are published in a bound volume of the Maryland Reports or Maryland Appellate Reports. Slip opinions are subject to change. If changes are made to an opinion filed on or after November 1, 2019, a note will be made in the index indicating the date of the most recent correction(s) (“corr.”). If you wish to see a copy of the correction notice(s), you may do so by scrolling to the end of the opinion and accessing the link, or by requesting a copy from the appropriate clerk’s office .

If an opinion cites a slip opinion (“Slip op. at ___ ”) or has a provisional citation (“ _____ Md. ______”), the citation will be updated when the cited case is no longer a slip opinion. “Slip op. at ____” will become “Op. at ______”. “_____ Md. _____” will have the page and volume number from the bound volume added. No other changes will be made to the opinions unless noted.

 

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