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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 3. Civil Procedure--District Court
Chapter 600. Judgment
MD Rules, Rule 3-603
(a) Allowance and Allocation. Unless otherwise provided by rule, law, or order of court, the prevailing party is entitled to the allowance of costs. The court, by order, may allocate costs among the parties.
Cross reference: Code, Courts Art., ยง 7-202.
(b) Assessment by the Court. When the court orders or requests a transcript or, on its own initiative, appoints an expert or interpreter, the court may assess as costs some or all of the expenses or may order payment of some or all of the expenses from public funds. On motion of a party and after hearing, if requested, the court may assess as costs any reasonable and necessary expenses, to the extent permitted by rule or law.
(c) Joint Liability. When an action is brought for the use or benefit of another as provided in Rule 3-201, the person for whom the action is brought and the person bringing the action, except the State of Maryland, shall be liable for the payment of any costs assessed against either of them.
Source: This Rule is derived as follows:
Section (a) is derived from former M.D.R. 604.
Section (b) is new.
Section (c) is derived from former Rule 604 c.


[Adopted April 6, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984.]
MD Rules, Rule 3-603, MD R RCP DIST CT Rule 3-603
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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