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§ 3-224. Vacation of arbitration award

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial Proceedings

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 3. Courts of General Jurisdiction--Jurisdiction/Special Causes of Action (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Arbitration and Award (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-224
§ 3-224. Vacation of arbitration award
Petition to vacate award
(a)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), a petition to vacate the award shall be filed within 30 days after delivery of a copy of the award to the petitioner.
(2) If a petition alleges corruption, fraud, or other undue means it shall be filed within 30 days after the grounds become known or should have been known to the petitioner.
Grounds for vacation of award
(b) The court shall vacate an award if:
(1) An award was procured by corruption, fraud, or other undue means;
(2) There was evident partiality by an arbitrator appointed as a neutral, corruption in any arbitrator, or misconduct prejudicing the rights of any party;
(3) The arbitrators exceeded their powers;
(4) The arbitrators refused to postpone the hearing upon sufficient cause being shown for the postponement, refused to hear evidence material to the controversy, or otherwise so conducted the hearing, contrary to the provisions of § 3-213 of this subtitle, as to prejudice substantially the rights of a party; or
(5) There was no arbitration agreement as described in § 3-206 of this subtitle, the issue was not adversely determined in proceedings under § 3-208 of this subtitle, and the party did not participate in the arbitration hearing without raising the objection.
Relief granted by court of law or equity
(c) The court shall not vacate the award or refuse to confirm the award on the ground that a court of law or equity could not or would not grant the same relief.

Credits

Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 2, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 2006, c. 44, § 6, eff. April 8, 2006.
Formerly Art. 7, § 12.

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
2006 Legislation
Acts 2006, c. 44, § 6, in subsecs. (b)(4), and (b)(5), corrected cross-references.
Uniform Law
This section is based upon § 12(a), (b) of the Uniform Arbitration Act. See Vol. 7, Pt. I, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-224, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 3-224
Current through all legislation from the 2019 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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