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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 1. General Provisions
Chapter 100. Applicability and Citation
MD Rules, Rule 1-104
(a) Not Authority. An unreported opinion of the Court of Appeals or Court of Special Appeals is neither precedent within the rule of stare decisis nor persuasive authority.
(b) Citation. An unreported opinion of either Court may be cited in either Court for any purpose other than as precedent within the rule of stare decisis or as persuasive authority. In any other court, an unreported opinion of either Court may be cited only (1) when relevant under the doctrine of the law of the case, res judicata, or collateral estoppel, (2) in a criminal action or related proceeding involving the same defendant, or (3) in a disciplinary action involving the same respondent. A party who cites an unreported opinion shall attach a copy of it to the pleading, brief, or paper in which it is cited.
Committee note: A request that an unreported opinion be designated for reporting is governed by Rule 8-605.1 (b).
Source: This Rule is derived from former Rule 8-114, which was derived from former Rules 1092 c and 891 a 2.


[Former Rule 8-114 adopted Nov. 19, 1987, eff. July 1, 1988. Renumbered Nov. 12, 2003, eff. Jan. 1, 2004. Amended May 8, eff. July 1, 2007.]
MD Rules, Rule 1-104, MD R GEN Rule 1-104
Current with amendments received through February 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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