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Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings


    In addition to the venue provided in § 6-201 or § 6-203, the following actions may be brought in the indicated county:

        (1)    Divorce -- Where the plaintiff resides;

        (2)    Annulment -- Where the plaintiff resides or where the marriage ceremony was performed;

        (3)    Action against a corporation which has no principal place of business in the State -- Where the plaintiff resides;

        (4)    Replevin or detinue -- Where the property sought to be recovered is located;

        (5)    Action relating to custody, guardianship, maintenance, or support of a child -- Where the father, alleged father, or mother of the child resides, or where the child resides;

        (6)    Suit on a bond against a corporate surety -- Where the bond is filed, or where the contract is to be performed;

        (7)    Action for possession of real property -- Where a portion of the land upon which the action is based is located;

        (8)    Tort action based on negligence -- Where the cause of action arose;

        (9)    Attachment on original process -- Where the property is located or where the garnishee resides;

        (10)    Nondelivery or injury of goods against master or captain of a vessel -- Where the goods are received on board the vessel or where delivery is to be made under the contract;

        (11)    Action for damages against a nonresident individual -- Any county in the State;

        (12)    Action against a person who absconds from a county or leaves the State before the statute of limitations has run -- Where the defendant is found;

        (13)    In a local action in which the defendant cannot be found in the county where the subject matter of the action is located -- In any county in which the venue is proper under § 6-201.

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