2018 Maryland Code
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 6 - Personal Jurisdiction, Venue, Process and Practice
Subtitle 4 - Practice in General
§ 6-401. Survival of actions

  • (a) At law. -- Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a cause of action at law, whether real, personal, or mixed, survives the death of either party.

  • (b) Slander. -- A cause of action for slander abates upon the death of either party unless an appeal has been taken from a judgment entered in favor of the plaintiff.

  • (c) In equity. -- A right of action in equity survives the death of either party if the court can grant effective relief in spite of the death.

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