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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 7. Appellate and Other Judicial Review in Circuit Court
Chapter 100. Appeals from the District Court to the Circuit Court
Effective: April 1, 2022
MD Rules, Rule 7-114
(a) On Motion or Court's Initiative. A circuit court may dismiss an appeal pursuant to this Rule on motion or on the court's own initiative.
(b) When Mandatory. The circuit court shall dismiss an appeal if:
(1) the appeal is not allowed by law;
(2) the notice of appeal was not filed with the District Court within the time prescribed by Rule 7-104; or
(3) an appeal to be heard de novo was dismissed by the appellant pursuant to Rule 7-112(f)(1).
(c) When Discretionary. The circuit court may dismiss an appeal if:
(1) the appeal was not properly taken pursuant to Rule 7-103;
(2) the record was not transmitted within the time prescribed by Rule 7-108, unless the court finds that the failure to transmit the record was caused by the act or omission of a judge, a clerk of court, a court reporter, or the appellee;
(3) the case has become moot; or
(4) the appellant fails to appear for trial or any other proceeding on appeal.
Cross reference: See Rule 7-105 allowing the District Court to strike a notice of appeal for certain reasons, including failure to file the notice of appeal within the time prescribed by Rule 7-104. See Rule 7-112(f)(1) and its Committee note regarding dismissal where the appellant fails to appear.
Source: This Rule is derived from former Rule 1335.


[Adopted March 30, 1993, eff. July 1, 1993. Amended September 10, 2009, eff. Oct. 1, 2009; April 9, 2018, eff. July 1, 2018; Feb. 9, 2022, eff. April 1, 2022.]
MD Rules, Rule 7-114, MD R CIR CT Rule 7-114
Current with amendments received through May 15, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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