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This page accesses the Code of Maryland (Statutes) and the Maryland Municipal Charters and Resolutions as compiled and maintained by the Department of Legislative Services.

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Statute Text

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Article - State Government
§20–1017.   
(a)   At any time after a complaint has been filed, if the Commission believes that a civil action is necessary to preserve the status of the parties or to prevent irreparable harm from the time the complaint is filed until the time of the final disposition of the complaint, the Commission may bring an action to obtain a temporary injunction.
(b)   The action shall be brought in the circuit court for the county where:
(1)   the place of public accommodation that is the subject of the alleged discriminatory act is located;
(2)   the unlawful employment practice is alleged to have occurred or to be occurring; or
(3)   the dwelling that is the subject of the alleged discriminatory housing practice is located.