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§ 5-507. Municipal corporations

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial ProceedingsEffective: October 1, 2013

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 5. Limitations, Prohibited Actions, and Immunities (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Immunities and Prohibited Actions--Governmental (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2013
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 5-507
§ 5-507. Municipal corporations
In general
(a)(1) An official of a municipal corporation, while acting in a discretionary capacity, without malice, and within the scope of the official's employment or authority shall be immune as an official or individual from any civil liability for the performance of the action.
(2) An official of a municipal corporation is not immune from liability for negligence or any other tort arising from the operation of a motor vehicle except as to any claim for damages in excess of the limits of any applicable policy of motor vehicle liability insurance.
Negligence or torts arising from motor vehicle operation
(b)(1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, a municipal corporation shall provide a defense for an official of the municipal corporation for any act arising within the scope of the official's employment or authority.
(2) A municipal corporation shall only provide a defense for an official of the municipal corporation for negligence or any other tort arising from the operation of a motor vehicle as to any claim for damages in excess of the limits of any applicable policy of motor vehicle liability insurance.

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Added as Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 5-321 by Acts 1990, c. 546, § 3. Renumbered as Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 5-507 by Acts 1997, c. 14, § 9, eff. April 8, 1997. Amended by Acts 2013, c. 119, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 2013.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 5-507, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 5-507
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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