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RULE 7-116. ASSESSMENT OF COSTS

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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
MD Rules, Rule 7-116
RULE 7-116. ASSESSMENT OF COSTS
(a) Allowance and Allocation. In all cases decided on the record of the District Court, the prevailing party is entitled to costs unless the circuit court orders otherwise. The circuit court, by order, may allocate costs among the parties.
(b) State.
(1) Generally. Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, costs shall be allowed to or assessed against the State or any official, agency, or political subdivision of the State that is a party in the same manner as costs are allowed to or assessed against a private litigant.
(2) Criminal Appeals. In a criminal appeal, fees and costs may not be assessed against the political subdivision of the State in which the case originated. In a criminal appeal decided against the State, fees and costs may not be assessed against the defendant.
Cross reference: Code, Courts Article, § 7-203.
Source: This Rule is derived from former Rule 1382.

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[Adopted March 30, 1993, eff. July 1, 1993.]

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL NOTES
Derivation:
Maryland Rule of Procedure 1382, adopted June 28, 1971, eff. July 5, 1971, related to costs, rescinded March 30, 1993, eff. July 1, 1993.
MD Rules, Rule 7-116, MD R CIR CT Rule 7-116
Current with amendments received through February 1, 2020.
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