2013 Regular Session



Civil Actions - Award of Attorney's Fees and Expenses

Sponsored by:

Chair, Judiciary Committee


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary

Synopsis:Authorizing a court to award a prevailing party reasonable attorney's fees and expenses in specified civil actions; requiring a court to consider specified factors in determining whether to make an award to a prevailing plaintiff; authorizing a court to award attorney's fees to a prevailing defendant only on a finding that the action was frivolous; establishing the method of calculating an award of attorney's fees under the Act or any other State statute authorizing an award of reasonable attorney's fees; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Chair, Judiciary Committee (By Request - Chief Judge, Court of Appeals)
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0263
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2013
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Administrative Agencies -see also- Electronic Government
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
Torts -see also- Libel and Slander; Med Malp; Wrongful Death
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
(5-302, 5-303, 3-1901, 3-1902)
Article - State Government
(12-104, 12-109)

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October 24, 2017 1:00 P.M.