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

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Delegate Dumais


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; providing for the prospective application of the Act; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Dumais, Anderson, Lierman, Moon, and Sanchez
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0705
Introduced in a prior session as: HB0393 Session: 2016 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Judiciary  View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings
Broad Subject(s):Courts and Court Personnel - Local
Narrow Subject(s):Attorneys' Fees
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
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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March 14, 2017 9:24 A.M.