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RULE 2-111. PROCESS--REQUIREMENTS PRELIMINARY TO SUMMONS

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 2. Civil Procedure--Circuit Court
Chapter 100. Commencement of Action and Process
Effective: July 1, 2023
MD Rules, Rule 2-111
RULE 2-111. PROCESS--REQUIREMENTS PRELIMINARY TO SUMMONS
(a) Information Report.
(1) Generally. Except as otherwise provided by this Rule, the plaintiff shall file with the complaint an information report substantially in the form available from the clerk pursuant to Rule 16-302 (b). If an action is governed by the Rules in Title 7 or commenced in the circuit court by filing a petition, an information report is not required to be filed unless ordered by the court.
(2) Exceptions. An information report is not required to be filed with the complaint in the following actions:
(A) confessed judgment (Rule 2-611);
(B) friendly suit;
(C) burial ground sale (Rule 14-401);
(D) condemnation filed by State Roads Commission for unaccelerated quick-take (Code, Transportation Article, §§ 8-318 through 8-321);
(E) foreclosure (Rules 14-201 through 14-218);
(F) action for release of lien instrument (Rule 12-103);
(G) action against Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund or uninsured motorist (Rules 15-801 through 15-805);
(H) Maryland Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (Code, Family Law Article, §§ 10-301 through 10-371);
(I) mechanics' lien (Rules 12-301 through 12-308);
(J) paternity (Code, Family Law Article, §§ 5-1001 through 5-1048); and
(K) tax sales (Rules 14-501 through 14-506; Code, Tax-Property Article, §§ 14-801 through 14-854).
(3) Effect of Failure to File. If the plaintiff fails to file a required information report with the complaint, the court may proceed without the plaintiff's information to assign the action to any track within the court's differentiated case management system.
(b) Summons. For each summons to be issued, the plaintiff shall furnish to the clerk a copy of the complaint, a copy of each exhibit or other paper filed with the complaint, and a copy of the information report specified in section (a) of this Rule.
(c) Instructions for the Sheriff. A person requesting service of process by the sheriff shall furnish to the clerk all available information as to the name and location, including the county where service is to be made, of the person to be served. The information required by this section may be included in the caption of the case.
Source: This Rule is derived as follows:
Section (a) is new.
Section (b) is derived from former Rule 103 g.
Section (c) is derived from former Rule 103 b.

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[Adopted April 6, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984. Amended June 7, 1994, eff. Oct. 1, 1994; Jan. 10, 1995, eff. Feb. 1, 1995; June 5, 1996, eff. Jan. 1, 1997; June 6, 2016, eff. July 1, 2016; Nov. 9, 2021, eff. Jan. 1, 2022; April 21, 2023, eff. July 1, 2023.]
MD Rules, Rule 2-111, MD R RCP CIR CT Rule 2-111
Current with amendments received through December 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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