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§ 15-1205. Recording of late notice of intent to preserve mineral interest

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEnvironmentEffective: October 1, 2010

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Environment
Title 15. Mines and Mining (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 12. Maryland Dormant Mineral Interests Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2010
MD Code, Environment, § 15-1205
§ 15-1205. Recording of late notice of intent to preserve mineral interest
“Litigation expenses” defined
(a) In this section, “litigation expenses” means costs and expenses that the court determines are reasonably and necessarily incurred in preparing for and prosecuting an action, including reasonable attorney's fees.
Recording late notice
(b) In an action to terminate a mineral interest in accordance with § 15-1203 of this subtitle, the court shall permit the owner of the mineral interest to record a late notice of intent to preserve the mineral interest as a condition of dismissal of the action, if the owner of the mineral interest pays the litigation expenses incurred by the surface owner of the real property that is subject to the mineral interest.
Applicability of section
(c) This section does not apply in an action in which a mineral interest has been unused in accordance with § 15-1203 of this subtitle for a period of 40 years or more preceding the commencement of the action.

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Added by Acts 2010, c. 268, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2010, c. 269, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010.
MD Code, Environment, § 15-1205, MD ENVIR § 15-1205
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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