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§ 3-2A-07. Costs, expenses, and attorney fees

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 2a. Health Care Malpractice Claims (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-2A-07
§ 3-2A-07. Costs, expenses, and attorney fees
Actions in bad faith or without justification
(a) If the arbitration panel finds that the conduct of any party in maintaining or defending any action is in bad faith or without substantial justification, the panel may require the offending party, the attorney advising the conduct, or both, to pay to the adverse party the costs of the proceeding and reasonable expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, incurred by the adverse party in opposing it. A determination made under this subsection shall become part of the panel award and subject to judicial review.
Legal fees in dispute
(b) If a legal fee is in dispute, an attorney may not charge or collect compensation for services rendered in connection with an arbitration claim unless it is approved by the arbitration panel, or by the court in the event an action to nullify a panel determination has been filed therein.

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Added by Acts 1976, c. 235, § 1, eff. July 1, 1976. Amended by Acts 1981, c. 588, § 1, eff. July 1, 1981; Acts 1986, c. 640, § 1, eff. July 1, 1986; Acts 1999, c. 34, § 1, eff. April 13, 1999.

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
1999 Legislation
Acts 1999, c. 34, § 1, made technical corrections to the Code.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-2A-07, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 3-2A-07
Current through all legislation from the 2019 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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