2020 Maryland Statutes
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 12 - Appeals, Certiorari, and Certification of Questions
Subtitle 6 - Certification of Questions of Law
Section 12-602 - Power to Certify

    The Court of Appeals or the Court of Special Appeals of this State, on the motion of a party to pending litigation or its own motion, may certify a question of law to the highest court of another state or of a tribe if:

        (1)    The pending litigation involves a question to be decided under the law of the other jurisdiction;

        (2)    The answer to the question may be determinative of an issue in the pending litigation; and

        (3)    The question is one for which an answer is not provided by a controlling appellate decision, constitutional provision, or statute of the other jurisdiction.

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