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RULE 15-503. BOND--TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 15. Other Special Proceedings
Chapter 500. Injunctions
MD Rules, Rule 15-503
RULE 15-503. BOND--TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION
(a) Generally. Except as otherwise provided in this Rule, a court may not issue a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction unless a bond has been filed. The bond shall be in an amount approved by the court for the payment of any damages to which a party enjoined may be entitled as a result of the injunction.
(b) State of Maryland. If the injunction is sought by the State of Maryland, a political subdivision of the State of Maryland, or an officer or agency of the State or subdivision, the court may dispense with the requirement of a bond and shall do so when required by law.
(c) Waiver. On request, the court may dispense with the requirement of surety or other security for a bond if it is satisfied that (1) the person is unable to provide surety or other security for the bond, (2) substantial injustice would result if an injunction did not issue, and (3) the case is one of extraordinary hardship. The request shall be supported by an affidavit or testimony under oath stating the grounds for entitlement to the waiver.
Cross reference: Title 1, Chapter 400.
Source: This Rule is derived from former Rule BB75.

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[Adopted June 5, 1996, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.]
MD Rules, Rule 15-503, MD R SPEC P Rule 15-503
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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