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Civil Actions - Award of Attorney's Fees and Expenses

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Senator Muse


In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings

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:Senator Muse
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0568
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2014
Judicial Proceedings   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 1:56 P.M.