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§ 13-408. Action for damages

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCommercial LawEffective: October 1, 2018

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Commercial Law
Title 13. Consumer Protection Act
Subtitle 4. Enforcement and Penalties (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2018
MD Code, Commercial Law, § 13-408
§ 13-408. Action for damages
(a) In addition to any action by the Division or Attorney General authorized by this title and any other action otherwise authorized by law, any person may bring an action to recover for injury or loss sustained by him as the result of a practice prohibited by this title.
(b) Any person who brings an action to recover for injury or loss under this section and who is awarded damages may also seek, and the court may award, reasonable attorney's fees.
(c) If it appears to the satisfaction of the court, at any time, that an action is brought in bad faith or is of a frivolous nature, the court may order the offending party to pay to the other party reasonable attorney's fees.
(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, a person may not bring an action under this section to recover for injuries sustained as a result of the professional services provided by a health care provider, as defined in § 3-2A-01 of the Courts Article.

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Added by Acts 1975, c. 49, § 3, eff. July 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1986, c. 344; Acts 2003, c. 371, § 1, eff. July 1, 2003; Acts 2018, c. 515, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2018.
Formerly Art. 83, § 22.

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
2003 Legislation
Acts 2003, c. 371, § 1, added subsec. (d), related to actions for injuries sustained as a result of health care services.
2018 Legislation
Acts 2018, c. 515, § 1, repealed and reenacted (a) and (b) without amendment.
MD Code, Commercial Law, § 13-408, MD COML § 13-408
Current through legislation effective July 1, 2019, from the 2019 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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