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RULE 2-534. MOTION TO ALTER OR AMEND A JUDGMENT--COURT DECISION

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 2. Civil Procedure--Circuit Court
Chapter 500. Trial
MD Rules, Rule 2-534
RULE 2-534. MOTION TO ALTER OR AMEND A JUDGMENT--COURT DECISION
In an action decided by the court, on motion of any party filed within ten days after entry of judgment, the court may open the judgment to receive additional evidence, may amend its findings or its statement of reasons for the decision, may set forth additional findings or reasons, may enter new findings or new reasons, may amend the judgment, or may enter a new judgment. A motion to alter or amend a judgment may be joined with a motion for new trial. A motion to alter or amend a judgment filed after the announcement or signing by the trial court of a judgment but before entry of the judgment on the docket shall be treated as filed on the same day as, but after, the entry on the docket.
Cross reference: See Rule 8-205 requiring notice to the Clerk of the Court of Special Appeals of information not disclosed in an information report regarding the filing of a motion under this Rule, or its withdrawal or disposition.
Source: This Rule is derived from the 1963 version of Fed. R. Civ. P. 52 (b) and the 1966 version of Fed. R. Civ. P. 59 (a).

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[Adopted April 6, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984. Amended April 7, 1986, eff. July 1, 1986; Oct. 31, 2002, eff. Jan. 1, 2003; Nov. 12, 2003, eff. Jan. 1, 2004; May 8, 2007, eff. July 1, 2007.]

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL NOTES
2002 Orders
The October 31, 2002, order added the cross reference.
2003 Orders
The November 12, 2003, order amended the source note.
2007 Orders
The May 8, 2007, order added the last sentence which provides: “A motion to alter or amend a judgment filed after the announcement or signing by the trial court of a judgment but before entry of the judgment on the docket shall be treated as filed on the same day as, but after, the entry on the docket.”.
MD Rules, Rule 2-534, MD R RCP CIR CT Rule 2-534
Current with amendments received through November 15, 2019.
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