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§ 5-205. Persons not present in State

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial Proceedings

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 5. Limitations, Prohibited Actions, and Immunities (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Computing Time (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 5-205
§ 5-205. Persons not present in State
Persons evading creditors
(a) A person who absents himself from the State or removes from county to county after contracting a debt, so that his creditor may be uncertain of finding the person or his property, may not have the benefit of any limitation contained in this title, but this subsection does not prohibit a person from removing himself or his family from one county to another for reasons of convenience nor does it deprive any person leaving the State for the time limited in this subsection of the benefits of any statute of limitations if he leaves sufficient and known effects for the payment of his just debts in the hands of some person who will assume the payment of them to his creditors.
Persons absent from State at time cause of action accrues
(b) A person who is absent from the State when a cause of action accrues against him may not benefit from a statute of limitation if the plaintiff files the action within the normal limitations period after the defendant returns to the State.


Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 2, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974.
Formerly Art. 57, §§ 4, 5.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 5-205, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 5-205
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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