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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 3. Civil Procedure--District Court
Chapter 500. Trial
MD Rules, Rule 3-504
(a) Generally. The court, on motion or on its own initiative, may direct all parties to appear before it for a conference before trial. If the court directs, each party shall file not later than five days before the conference a written statement addressing the matters listed in section (b) of this Rule.
(b) Matters to Be Considered. The following matters may be considered at a pretrial conference:
(1) A brief statement by each plaintiff of the facts to be relied on in support of a claim;
(2) A brief statement by each defendant of the facts to be relied on as a defense to a claim;
(3) Similar statements as to any counterclaim, cross-claim, or third-party claim;
(4) Any amendments required of the pleadings;
(5) Simplification or limitation of issues;
(6) Stipulations of fact or, if unable to agree, a statement of matters of which any party requests an admission;
(7) The details of the damage claimed or any other relief sought as of the date of the pretrial conference;
(8) A listing of the documents and records to be offered in evidence by each party at the trial, other than those expected to be used solely for impeachment, indicating which documents the parties agree may be offered in evidence without the usual authentication;
(9) A listing by each party of the names and specialties of experts the party proposes to call as witnesses;
(10) Any other matter that the party wishes to raise at the conference.
(c) Pretrial Order. The court may enter an order that recites the decisions made at the conference. The order controls the subsequent course of the action but may be modified by the court to prevent manifest injustice.
Source: This Rule is derived from former M.D.R. 504 and FRCP 16.


[Adopted April 6, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984.]
MD Rules, Rule 3-504, MD R RCP DIST CT Rule 3-504
Current with amendments received through April 1, 2020.
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