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§ 5-1005. Final orders and findings that action was frivolous

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 10. Prisoner Litigation Act (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 5-1005
§ 5-1005. Final orders and findings that action was frivolous
Finding of frivolous action
(a) A court may include in its final order or judgment in any civil action a finding that the action was frivolous.
Finding reflected in docket entries of case
(b) A finding under subsection (a) of this section shall be reflected in the docket entries of the case.
Multiple frivolous lawsuits by prisoner
(c)(1) A prisoner who has filed three or more civil actions that have been declared to be frivolous by a court of this State or a federal court for a case originating in this State may not file any further civil actions without leave of court.
(2) If a prisoner has filed three or more civil actions that have been declared to be frivolous by a court of this State or a federal court for a case originating in this State, a court may place the prisoner's remaining and future civil actions on an inactive case list and permit the prisoner to pursue only one civil action at a time, regardless of jurisdiction.

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Added by Acts 1997, c. 495, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1997.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 5-1005, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 5-1005
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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