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RULE 3-507. DISMISSAL FOR LACK OF JURISDICTION OR PROSECUTION

West's Annotated Code of MarylandMaryland Rules

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 3. Civil Procedure--District Court
Chapter 500. Trial
MD Rules, Rule 3-507
RULE 3-507. DISMISSAL FOR LACK OF JURISDICTION OR PROSECUTION
(a) For Lack of Jurisdiction. An action against any defendant who has not been served or over whom the court has not otherwise acquired jurisdiction is subject to dismissal as to that defendant at the expiration of one year from the last issuance of original process directed to that defendant.
(b) For Lack of Prosecution. An action is subject to dismissal for lack of prosecution at the expiration of one year from the last docket entry, other than an entry made under this Rule, Rule 3-131, or Rule 3-132.
(c) Entry of Dismissal. On motion of a defendant or on its own initiative, the court may dismiss an action without prejudice for lack of jurisdiction or prosecution.
(d) Notification of Dismissal. When an action is dismissed pursuant to section (c) of this Rule, the clerk shall serve a notice on all parties pursuant to Rule 1-321 that an order of dismissal for lack of jurisdiction or prosecution has been entered and that the order of dismissal may be vacated and the action reinstated on motion filed within 30 days after service of the notice and for good cause shown.
(e) Vacation of Order. On motion filed at any time within 30 days after service of the notice, the court for good cause shown may vacate the order of dismissal and reinstate the action for the period and on the terms it deems proper.
Source: This Rule is in part derived from former M.D.R. 530 and in part new.

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[Adopted April 6, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984.]
MD Rules, Rule 3-507, MD R RCP DIST CT Rule 3-507
Current with amendments received through August 1, 2019.
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