Maryland’s appellate courts issued more than 200 reported opinions in 2020. Some broke new ground that will forever alter the State’s legal landscape. Throughout the year, the MSBA sought to highlight the work of the appellate courts for Association members who have neither the time nor inclination to read every 40+ page decision that comes out of Annapolis. The goal of the MSBA’s Case Note series is not to summarize and report every appellate decision. Rather, the intent is to provide current content that might be of general interest to the profession, important for a particular practice area, or that might offer a refreshing diversion from one’s own area of concentration.