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Award of Attorney's Fees and Expenses - Violation of Maryland Constitutional Right

Sponsored by:

Delegate Carter


In the Senate - First Reading Judicial Proceedings

Synopsis:Authorizing a court to award to a prevailing plaintiff reasonable attorney's fees and expenses in specified actions seeking to remedy a violation of a Maryland constitutional right; authorizing a court to award reasonable attorney's fees and expenses to a prevailing defendant under specified circumstances; establishing that specified limits on attorney's fees under the Maryland Tort Claims Act do not apply to a specified award of attorney's fees and expenses; providing for the prospective application of the Act; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Carter, Dumais, Anderson, Moon, and Rosenberg
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0319
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2015
Judiciary  View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Attorneys' Fees
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Municipal Corporations -see also- Annap; Balt; Hager; OC
Public Employees -see also- State Employees
State Employees
Torts -see also- Libel and Slander; Med Malp; Wrongful Death
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
(3-2101, 3-2102)
Article - State Government

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November 20, 2015 7:17 P.M.