Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog - Appellate

Posted on Wed, 2017-05-31 14:44 by Levi S. Zaslow in


Debtor/Credit – Civil Procedure


Cassandra Murray v. Midland Funding, LLC, No. 2280, Sept. Term, 2015 (Md. Ct. Spec. App., April 26, 2017).


http://www.mdcourts.gov/opinions/cosa/2017/2280s15.pdf

Posted on Thu, 2016-11-10 10:45 by JGL Associate Attorney in appellate, Civil Litigation


On September 22, 2016, the D.C. Court of Appeals issued a decision in favor of our clients in their battle over membership and control of Jericho Baptist Church Ministries, Inc., a large, nationally-known church located in Landover, Maryland. The court affirmed a lower court decision that a purported board of trustees that seized control of Jericho in 2010 and terminated our clients’ membership rights was not the valid board of Jericho. The effect of the court’s decision affirmed the return of control over Jericho to the original Board of Trustees, which includes Rev. Joel Peebles, the senior pastor whose parents founded the church more than 50 years ago. This decision marks a key victory for Rev. Peebles and is also a significant ruling in First Amendment law concerning the establishment of religion.