2010 Maryland Code
TITLE 13 - CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT
Subtitle 4 - Enforcement and Penalties
Section 13-408 - Action for damages.
§ 13-408. Action for damages.
(a) Actions authorized.- In addition to any action by the Division or Attorney General authorized by this title and any other action otherwise authorized by law, any person may bring an action to recover for injury or loss sustained by him as the result of a practice prohibited by this title.
(b) Attorney's fees.- Any person who brings an action to recover for injury or loss under this section and who is awarded damages may also seek, and the court may award, reasonable attorney's fees.
(c) Frivolous actions.- If it appears to the satisfaction of the court, at any time, that an action is brought in bad faith or is of a frivolous nature, the court may order the offending party to pay to the other party reasonable attorney's fees.
(d) Exclusion of action to recover for injuries from health care provider.- Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, a person may not bring an action under this section to recover for injuries sustained as a result of the professional services provided by a health care provider, as defined in § 3-2A-01 of the Courts Article.
[An. Code 1957, art. 83, § 22; 1975, ch. 49, § 3; 1986, ch. 344; 2003, ch. 371.]
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