When Michael Worsham received calls from citizens seeking public office asking for his vote, he took the calls to be illegal harassment instead of an attempt to inform voters of their choices on election day.
He filed suit with the Circuit Court for Harford County on November 6, 2006 against several of the individual’s whose campaigns had called him at his publicly listed number. When the Court found that the individuals were not liable, Worsham appealed to the Court of Special Appeals.
On Wednesday, September 18, 2008 the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, in a Reported decision, found in favor of all of the Defendants, Robert Ehrlich, Kristen Cox, David Craig, Rudy Guiliani, and the companies that made the phone calls. The Court affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court and ordered Worsham to pay the cost of the suit.
William Seekford, Esquire, Of Counsel at the Bel Air law firm of H. Wayne Norman, Jr., PA represented County Executive David Craig and Clerk of the Court Jim Reilly in the suit. The court held that no cause of action existed against Seekford’s clients, as the aggreggate claim against them was under $5,000.
In an exclusive report, he told The Dagger that he was happy with the ruling of the Court of Special Appeals, but that he expects Worsham to appeal the decision to the Court of Appeals.