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2018 Regular Session



Access to Maryland Courts Act

Sponsored by:

Delegate Dumais


In the House - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Authorizing a court to award to a prevailing plaintiff reasonable attorney's fees and expenses in certain actions seeking to remedy a violation of a certain provision of the Maryland Constitution or the Maryland Declaration of Rights; authorizing a court to award reasonable attorney's fees and expenses to a prevailing defendant under certain circumstances; providing that the combined total of certain damages and certain attorney's fees and expenses awarded may not exceed certain limits on liability; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Dumais, Barron, Anderson, Hayes, J. Lewis, Lierman, McCray, Moon, Morales, Proctor, and Sanchez
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB1042
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Attorneys' Fees
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Court Costs
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Torts -see also- Libel and Slander; Med Malp; Wrongful Death
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
(5-303, 3-2101, 3-2102)
Article - State Government
(12-104, 12-109)

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February 22, 2018 3:00 P.M.