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§ 19-302. Rules of construction

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness RegulationEffective: October 1, 2013

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Regulation (Refs & Annos)
Title 19. Miscellaneous State Business Regulation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Returnable Containers and Returnable Textiles (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2013
MD Code, Business Regulation, § 19-302
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 478; MD CODE Art. 27, § 480A
§ 19-302. Rules of construction
(a) In this subtitle, requiring or accepting a deposit on a registered returnable container, whether optional, conditional, or otherwise, does not constitute a sale of the container.
Civil and criminal actions
(b)(1) The owner of a returnable container or returnable textile may bring a civil action, including an action for injunctive relief, to preserve the rights of the owner, to recover damages, or to recover the returnable container or returnable textile, from a person who unlawfully possesses the returnable container or returnable textile of the owner.
(2) In an action brought under this subsection, the owner of a returnable container or returnable textile may recover up to three times the value of the actual damages, plus reasonable attorney's fees.
Prosecutions for theft
(c) This subtitle does not prohibit a prosecution for theft under § 7-104 of the Criminal Law Article.


Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 4, eff. Oct. 1, 2002. Amended by Acts 2013, c. 146, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2013.
Formerly Art. 27, §§ 478, 480A.
MD Code, Business Regulation, § 19-302, MD BUS REG § 19-302
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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