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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 8. Appellate Review in the Supreme Court and the Appellate Court
Chapter 200. Obtaining Review in the Appellate Court
Effective: July 1, 2023
MD Rules, Rule 8-205
(a) Applicability. This Rule applies to appeals in all civil actions in the Appellate Court except juvenile causes, appeals from guardianships terminating parental rights, appeals from actions for a writ of error coram nobis, and applications and appeals by prisoners seeking relief relating to confinement or conditions of confinement.
(b) Information Report by Appellant Required. A notice of appeal in a civil case filed pursuant to Rule 8-201 shall be accompanied by a completed Civil Appeal Information Report. The Information Report shall be in a form approved by the State Court Administrator and posted on the Judiciary website.
Committee note: The failure to file a completed Civil Appeal Information Report is not cause for a circuit court to strike or reject the filing. Rule 8-602 (c)(2) governs dismissal of an appeal by the Appellate Court for failure to file a completed Information Report.
(c) Report by Appellee. Within ten days after service of appellant's notice of appeal and Civil Appeal Information Report, each appellee may file with the Clerk of the Appellate Court a supplemental report containing any other information needed to clarify the issues on appeal or otherwise assist in the implementation of Rule 8-206.
(d) Disclosure of Post-Judgment Motions. If the filing, withdrawal, or disposition of a motion pursuant to Rule 2-532, 2-533, or 2-534 has not been disclosed in a Civil Appeal Information Report or supplemental report, the party filing the motion shall notify the Clerk of the Appellate Court of the filing and of the withdrawal or disposition.
(e) Failure to File Report. If the appellant fails to file a Civil Appeal Information Report as required by this Rule, the Clerk of the Appellate Court promptly shall serve a notice on all parties stating that the Information Report has not been filed and the Court may dismiss the appeal pursuant to Rule 8-602 if the appellant does not file an Information Report within 15 days after service of the notice.
(f) Use of Report. Information contained in a Civil Appeal Information Report or a supplemental report shall not (1) be treated as admissions, (2) limit the disclosing party in presenting or arguing that party's case, or (3) be referred to except at a scheduling conference under Rule 8-206 or during ADR under Title 17, Chapter 400 of these Rules.
Cross reference: See Rule 17-102 (a) for the definition of ADR and Rule 17-402 concerning the use of Information Reports by the CSA ADR division.
Source: This Rule is derived from former Rule 1023 with the exception of section (a), which is derived from former Rule 1022, section (e), which is new, and section (f), the substance of which was transferred from Rule 8-206.


[Adopted Nov. 19, 1987, eff. July 1, 1988. Amended Dec. 10, 1996, eff. July 1, 1997; Oct. 31, 2002, eff. Jan. 1, 2003; Nov. 8, 2005, eff. Jan. 1, 2006; Sept. 10, 2009, eff. Oct. 1, 2009; Oct. 17, 2013, eff. Jan. 1, 2014; Dec. 7, 2015, eff. Jan. 1, 2016; April 1, 2023, eff. July 1, 2023.]
MD Rules, Rule 8-205, MD R A CT AND SPEC A Rule 8-205
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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