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§ 6-202. Divorce, child custody and support, negligence, and actions against corporations

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 2. Venue (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 6-202
§ 6-202. Divorce, child custody and support, negligence, and actions against corporations
In addition to the venue provided in § 6-201 or § 6-203, the following actions may be brought in the indicated county:
(1) Divorce -- Where the plaintiff resides;
(2) Annulment -- Where the plaintiff resides or where the marriage ceremony was performed;
(3) Action against a corporation which has no principal place of business in the State -- Where the plaintiff resides;
(4) Replevin or detinue -- Where the property sought to be recovered is located;
(5) Action relating to custody, guardianship, maintenance, or support of a child -- Where the father, alleged father, or mother of the child resides, or where the child resides;
(6) Suit on a bond against a corporate surety -- Where the bond is filed, or where the contract is to be performed;
(7) Action for possession of real property -- Where a portion of the land upon which the action is based is located;
(8) Tort action based on negligence -- Where the cause of action arose;
(9) Attachment on original process -- Where the property is located or where the garnishee resides;
(10) Nondelivery or injury of goods against master or captain of a vessel -- Where the goods are received on board the vessel or where delivery is to be made under the contract;
(11) Action for damages against a nonresident individual -- Any county in the State;
(12) Action against a person who absconds from a county or leaves the State before the statute of limitations has run -- Where the defendant is found;
(13) In a local action in which the defendant cannot be found in the county where the subject matter of the action is located -- In any county in which the venue is proper under § 6-201.


Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 2, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1984, c. 369, § 2; Acts 1985, c. 10, § 3; Acts 1987, c. 633; Acts 1988, c. 6, § 1.
Formerly Art. 9, § 36; Art. 16, §§ 22, 23, 66; Art. 26, § 70-4; Art. 75, §§ 12, 75, 76, 79, 80; Art. 90, § 11.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 6-202, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 6-202
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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