This was a constitutional challenge to Maryland's early voting law. In the winter of 2006, the General Assembly, over the Governor's veto, passed legislation instituting a system of early voting in Maryland. The Plaintiffs challenged this legislation on the grounds that it violated Maryland's Constitution. The Maryland Court of Appeals granted certiorari and affirmed the injunction previously entered by the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County enjoining the Maryland State Board of Elections from implementing or enforcing the early voting statute.
Auction & Estate Representatives, Inc. v. Ashton
Jul 15, 2008
Judgment on behalf of Plaintiff
The Plaintiff had entered into a contract with the Defendant to sell her home at public auction. The Defendant agreed to provide all necessary forms in connection with the sale. At the sale, the Defendant failed to provide the successful bidder with the disclosure/disclaimer form required by state statute, and the bidder later demanded a reduction in the purchase price as a condition of his refraining from exercising a unilater recission right accorded to him by the state statute on account of the fact that he had never received the disclosure/disclaimer form. The Maryland Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Baltimore City in favor of the Plaintiff.