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§ 3-502. Maintenance of action

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 5. Defamation (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-502
§ 3-502. Maintenance of action
Actions by single or married women
(a) A single or married woman whose character or reputation for chastity is defamed by any person may maintain an action against that person.
Actions by husband for statements against wife
(b) The husband may maintain an action of slander against any person for words spoken falsely and maliciously about his wife for her character or reputation for chastity before or during the marriage.


Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 2, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974.
Formerly Art. 88, §§ 2, 4.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-502, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 3-502
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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