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§ 20-1202. Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George's counties

West's Annotated Code of MarylandState GovernmentEffective: October 1, 2009

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
State Government (Refs & Annos)
Title 20. Human Relations (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 12. Civil Actions--Violations of County Discrimination Laws (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2009
MD Code, State Government, § 20-1202
§ 20-1202. Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George's counties
Scope of section
(a) This section applies only in Howard County, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County.
Civil action authorized
(b) In accordance with this section, a person that is subjected to a discriminatory act prohibited by the county code may bring and maintain a civil action against the person that committed the alleged discriminatory act for damages, injunctive relief, or other civil relief.
Time for filing; venue
(c)(1) An action under subsection (b) of this section shall be commenced in the circuit court for the county in which the alleged discriminatory act occurred within 2 years after the occurrence of the alleged discriminatory act.
(2)(i) Subject to paragraph (1) of this subsection, an action under subsection (b) of this section alleging discrimination in employment or public accommodations may not be commenced sooner than 45 days after the aggrieved person files a complaint with the county unit responsible for handling violations of the county discrimination laws.
(ii) Subject to paragraph (1) of this subsection, an action under subsection (b) of this section alleging discrimination in real estate may be commenced at any time.
Fees and costs
(d) In a civil action under this section, the court may award the prevailing party reasonable attorney's fees, expert witness fees, and costs.

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Added by Acts 2009, c. 120, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2009.
MD Code, State Government, § 20-1202, MD STATE GOVT § 20-1202
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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