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Mary Ellen  Barbera

Mary Ellen Barbera

Chief Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland

UNNAMED ATTORNEY v. ATTORNEY GRIEVANCE COMM'N

Issue: Did the trial court abuse its discretion in refusing to quash a subpoena for records related to an attorney's trust account?

Holding: Where the subpoena easily satisfied the test of reasonableness, being both relevant and not overbroad, the lower court did not abuse its discretion in upholding the subpoena.

Alleged Violations: Maryland Rule 16-732(a) (Investigative Subpoena)

Citation: 409 Md. 509, 976 A.2d 267 (2009)