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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 15. Other Special Proceedings
Chapter 500. Injunctions
MD Rules, Rule 15-502
(a) Exception to Applicability--Labor Disputes. Rules 15-501 through 15-505 do not modify or supersede Code, Labor and Employment Article, Title 4, Subtitle 3 or affect the prerequisites for obtaining, or the jurisdiction to grant, injunctions under those Code sections.
(b) Issuance at Any Stage. Subject to the rules in this Chapter, the court, at any stage of an action and at the instance of any party or on its own initiative, may grant an injunction upon the terms and conditions justice may require.
(c) Adequate Remedy at Law. The court may not deny an injunction solely because the party seeking it has an adequate remedy in damages unless the adverse party has filed a bond with security that the court finds adequate to provide for the payment of all damages and costs that the adverse party might be adjudged to pay by reason of the alleged wrong.
(d) Not Binding Without Notice. An injunction is not binding on a person until that person has been personally served with it or has received actual notice of it by any means.
(e) Form and Scope. The reasons for issuance or denial of an injunction shall be stated in writing or on the record. An order granting an injunction shall (1) be in writing (2) be specific in terms, and (3) describe in reasonable detail, and not by reference to the complaint or other document, the act sought to be mandated or prohibited.
(f) Modification or Dissolution. A party or any person affected by a preliminary or a final injunction may move for modification or dissolution of an injunction.
Cross reference: For enforcement of an injunction, see Rule 2-648.
Source: This Rule is derived from former Rules BB71, 76, 77, 78, and 79.


[Adopted June 5, 1996, eff. Jan. 1, 1997. Amended Nov. 12, 2003, eff. Jan. 1, 2004.]
MD Rules, Rule 15-502, MD R SPEC P Rule 15-502
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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