Firm Obtains Reversal of Agency Decision at Circuit Court Level

Silverman Thompson

On June 16, the Circuit Court for Baltimore County issued a written opinion in favor of the Firm’s client, Tots Early Learning Center, vacating the decisions of an Administrative Law Judge that found Tots in default for not appearing at an administrative hearing with counsel and that Tots had failed to show satisfactory cause to vacate the default. Agency decisions carry a strong presumption once appealed to the circuit court, but the Court here agreed with Tots that “the equity and justice argument that [Tots] present” merited remand for the matter to be heard on the merits.

Silverman Thompson regularly handles licensure matters at the administrative level as well as appeals to Maryland’s states courts of adverse administrative decisions. For more information about this case, or how our Business Litigation department might be able to help you, please contact practice group chair Bill Sinclair (who argued the matter in the circuit court) at or at 410.385.9116.

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