2020 Maryland Statutes
Real Property
Title 9 - Statutory Liens on Real Property
Subtitle 3 - Construction Contracts
Section 9-303 - Remedies

    (a)    In this section, “undisputed amounts” includes any retention proceeds that exceed the amount authorized to be retained under § 9–304 of this subtitle.

    (b)    In addition to any other remedy provided under any other provision of law, a court of competent jurisdiction, for good cause shown may:

        (1)    Award any equitable relief for prompt payment of undisputed amounts that it considers necessary, including the enjoining of further violations; and

        (2)    In any action, award to the prevailing party:

            (i)    Interest from the date the court determines that the amount owed was due; and

            (ii)    Any reasonable costs incurred.

    (c)    If a court determines that an owner, contractor, or subcontractor has acted in bad faith by failing to pay any undisputed amounts owed as required under § 9–302 of this subtitle, the court may award to the prevailing party reasonable attorney’s fees.

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