HB0568

Find a 2014 Bill:

2014 Regular Session

 

Entitled:

Civil Actions - Award of Attorney's Fees and Expenses

Sponsored by:

Delegate Dumais

Status:

In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary


Synopsis:Authorizing a court to award a prevailing plaintiff reasonable attorney's fees and expenses in specified civil actions; authorizing a court to award attorney's fees to a prevailing defendant only under specified circumstances; establishing the method of calculating specified awards of attorney's fees; establishing that the limit on the liability of the State under the Maryland Tort Claims Act does not include a specified award of attorney's fees and expenses; providing that a specified plaintiff is considered a prevailing plaintiff; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegate Dumais
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0544
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2014
Committee(s):
Judiciary   View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Attorneys' Fees
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Torts -see also- Libel and Slander; Med Malp; Wrongful Death
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October 24, 2017 1:50 P.M.