Access to Maryland Courts Act

Bill Number:  SB1042

Bill Sponsor(s):  Senator Smith

Subject:  Judicial Proceedings

Bill Summary:

Authorizing a court to award to a prevailing plaintiff reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses in certain actions seeking to remedy a violation of a certain provision of the Maryland Constitution or the Maryland Declaration of Rights; authorizing a court to award reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses to a prevailing defendant under certain circumstances; providing that the combined total of certain damages and certain attorney’s fees and expenses awarded may not exceed certain limits on liability; etc.

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