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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30, Oct 2014 - Is The Maryland Tax Court Hiding Its Opinions?
Despite the potential benefits of having an independent tax tribunal, the Maryland Tax Court is providing a disservice to taxpayers in how it retains – or doesn’t retain – its records.
30, Oct 2014 - Court says state can also appeal retrial ruling
Saying what’s good for the defense is good for the state, a Maryland appeals court has ruled prosecutors can appeal a judge’s decision that a convict should be granted a retrial based on newly discovered evidence and a reasonable showing of “actual innocence.”
30, Oct 2014 - Anne Arundel, MD Anne Arundel courts soon to plug in to e-filing
A Maryland Judiciary project to enable attorneys and litigants to file claims electronically in trial courts will begin Oct. 14 in Anne Arundel County, pending a vote by the state’s top court Thursday in Annapolis.
30, Oct 2014 - Maryland delays effort to recoup $55M for failed ObamaCare site - VIDEO: ObamaCare fading as midter
Maryland officials reportedly have agreed to delay court action seeking $55 million from the primary contractor for the state’s problematic ObamaCare website.
30, Oct 2014 - Md. Begins Electronic Filing Of Court Documents
The Maryland court system is launching an electronic case management system to eventually enable people statewide to file and view court documents on their computers.
30, Oct 2014 - SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven, a Maryland-Based Law Firm, Announces Class Action Lawsuit in Conne
STEVENSON, Md. -- The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the Maryland Circuit Court for Baltimore City ...
30, Oct 2014 - Baltimore City, MD MTA officer convicted of assault while off-duty
(AP) A Maryland Transportation Authority police officer has been convicted in the off-duty assault of a man who was beaten in the head with a gun. A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge convicted 41-year-old Derwin Waldron on two assault charges and other counts on Wednesday. Waldron faces a minimum five-year prison sentence at his sentencing ...
30, Oct 2014 - Charles, MD Local digest: Maryland man sentenced in 2012 kidnappings
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30, Oct 2014 - Maryland Begins Electronic Filing of Court Documents
The Maryland court system is launching an electronic case management system to eventually enable people statewide to file and view court documents on their computers.
30, Oct 2014 - Civil rights groups ask court to strike down liability cap
Civil rights groups are asking Maryland's highest court to strike down a state law capping the amount of money plaintiffs can receive after successfully suing a local government, saying larger penalties are necessary to ensure justice in police brutality cases.
30, Oct 2014 - SCOTUS for law students: Original cases
There are many unusual cases that find their way to the Supreme Court, but none more than the docket of original cases. Start with the names. Original cases, so titled because they originate directly in the Supreme Court, have names like Virginia v. Maryland, a 2003 decision involving rights to the Potomac River; New Jersey […]
30, Oct 2014 - Man who kidnapped boy in Pascagoula Wednesday due in Alabama court today
A Maryland man who kidnapped a 6-year-old boy from the Pascagoula Raisin' Cane's restaurant Wednesday is due in an Alabama court today after being arrested Wednesday night, according to Pascagoula Police Capt. Shannon Massey.
30, Oct 2014 - 11 men sentenced in international child porn ring
WASHINGTON Eleven men from across the country have been sentenced to between 15 and 19 years in prison for their roles in what prosecutors say was an international online network for child pornography. The men come from Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Oregon and Washington state. They were sentenced in federal court in recent days.
30, Oct 2014 - Rockville, MD Leggett sides with civil liberties supporters
ROCKVILLE – Due to actions by the county executive this week, Montgomery County is just one of three jurisdictions in Maryland that requires probable cause per the Fourth Amendment before honoring a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer request for undocumented immigrants being held in local detention centers. "I have decided that, effective immediately, Montgomery County will ...
30, Oct 2014 - Hagerstown, MD $6 Mill. in Federal Funds to Fight Crime in Md. Communities
U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced Friday that $6,062,413 in federal grant funding has been awarded from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to municipalities across Maryland.
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