Courts in Maryland
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The state of Maryland has a special Orphan's Court that exclusively handles some probate and estate matters. Maryland's District Courts handle torts, contracts, real property, and miscellaneous civil cases, and also are the only court that hears small claims cases. Maryland's Circuit Courts hear also hear tort, contract, and real property cases, and handle probate, estate, domestic relations, criminal misdemeanor and felony cases, as well as juvenile and mental health cases and civil appeals. Maryland's Court of Special Appeals hears civil and administrative agency appeals. There is no Maryland Supreme Court – Maryland's highest court is its Court of Appeals.

The Maryland Judiciary Case Search website (,) is an online database of information regarding Maryland state court cases. If you're seeking Maryland court records, you can search here by name, case number, date filed, and court. This online records system provides information including the case status, issues at hand, and a list of filed court documents. However, to obtain copies of Maryland court documents, you'll need to contact the clerk of court office for the county where the case took place. Maryland is currently researching the possibility of providing full court records online.
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Maryland Court News
03, Sep 2014 - Former smoker’s award won’t be reduced in Md. asbestos case
BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland’s highest court has ruled that a trial court properly rejected a defendant’s request to have the jury apportion damages in an asbestos case involving a former smoker.
02, Sep 2014 - Human trials of Ebola vaccine start soon
The trials will start at the NIH in Maryland. A vaccine is "the first step in a long process," Dr. Anthony Fauci says. NBC reports.
02, Sep 2014 - Baltimore, MD Md. man pleads guilty in W.Va. bank fraud
The Associated Press BALTIMORE - A Garrett County developer faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to bank fraud conspiracy in a scheme involving three properties in western Maryland and West Virginia. Lewis Strosnider pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Baltimore. He'll be sentenced Nov. 19. Co-defendant Samuel Vansickle has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Strosnider ...
02, Sep 2014 - Court agrees with Va., Md. in state boundary case
A Maryland court has weighed in on a dispute over the state boundaries of Virginia and Maryland along the Potomac River.
02, Sep 2014 - Maryland football: WR Levern Jacobs, LB Alex Twine reportedly involved in police incident
Twine has been arrested, while Jacobs has reportedly been summoned. Maryland wide receiver Levern Jacobs and linebacker Alex Twine were reportedly involved in a police incident July 19. Twine has been arrested while Jacobs has been summoned to court, according to reports. Terrapin Station and Aaron Oster first reported the news, via publicly available court records, while the Post's Roman Stubbs ...
02, Sep 2014 - Hearing Set For Ballots-For-The-Blind Case
A hearing is scheduled in federal court in Maryland on a lawsuit seeking to require state officials to provide online absentee ballots for the visually impaired.
02, Sep 2014 - Judge orders NCAA President Mark Emmert's deposition in lawsuit
A Maryland judge has ordered NCAA President Mark Emmert to be deposed in a lawsuit over the death of a college football player.
02, Sep 2014 - Somerset, MD Dymowski running for attorney general -- Gazette.Net
As a hearing officer with the Maryland Parole Commission, Leo Wayne Dymowski said he sees first hand the consequence of the war on drugs.
02, Sep 2014 - Anne Arundel, MD SUN INVESTIGATES Families of LifeLine residents intend to sue Maryland
Attorney alleges the state did not properly supervise the troubled care homes Attorney alleges the state did not properly supervise the troubled care homes.
02, Sep 2014 - Maryland assault weapons ban upheld in federal court
Judge says assault weapons, large-capacity magazines are dangerous, rarely used in self-defense.
02, Sep 2014 - 1995 Murder Conviction In Maryland Overturned
The Maryland Court of Appeals has overturned the murder conviction and life sentence of a Baltimore police officer accused of killing his 22-year-old mistress in 1993.
02, Sep 2014 - Hospira sues U.S. FDA over approval of generic sedative
Drugmaker Hospira Inc has sued the Food and Drug Administration over its decision to open the doors for competitors to sell generic versions of its patented sedative, Precedex. The suit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Maryland, claimed the FDA's "arbitrary and capricious" decision on Monday effectively changed the rules for generic drugs while sidestepping the normal rule-making process ...
02, Sep 2014 - Western Md. doctor has court date on sex charge
A suspended physician from western Maryland is due in court in Cumberland for a status hearing on charges he molested a female patient.
02, Sep 2014 - NCAA's Mark Emmert ordered to testify in wrongful death suit
NCAA president Mark Emmert has been ordered by a Maryland judge to be deposed in a lawsuit over the death of a college football player. In a one-page order entered last week in Montgomery County (Md.) Circuit Court, Judge David Boynton granted a motion by the family of Derek Sheely to compel Emmert’s deposition. "Dr. Emmert is clearly a fact witness," Paul Anderson, an attorney for Sheely's ...
02, Sep 2014 - Baltimore, MD Baltimore Man Gets 28 Years For Cocaine Trafficking
A Baltimore man has been sentenced to more than 28 years in prison for shipping cocaine in hollow computer shells from California to Maryland.
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