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§ 6-104. Removal of action for consolidation

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial Proceedings

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 6. Personal Jurisdiction, Venue, Process and Practice (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Bases of Personal Jurisdiction (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 6-104
§ 6-104. Removal of action for consolidation
Stay or dismissal of actions
(a) If a court finds that in the interest of substantial justice an action should be heard in another forum, the court may stay or dismiss the action in whole or in part on any conditions it considers just.
Motions to remove action to circuit court for consolidation
(b)(1) When actions involving at least one of the same parties, with the same subject matter, issues, and defenses arising out of the same circumstances, are instituted in the District Court and a circuit court of the State, the party who filed the action in the District Court may file a motion in that court to remove the action to the circuit court for consolidation with the action pending in circuit court.
(2) If the motion is granted, the court shall forward all pleadings to the circuit court.
(3) An action removed to the circuit court and consolidated with an action in that court under the provisions of this section shall proceed in the circuit court, without regard to the amount in controversy, as if originally instituted in the circuit court.


Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 2, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1980, c. 47.
Formerly Art. 75, § 98.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 6-104, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 6-104
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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