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Statutes > Maryland > Courts-and-judicial-proceedings > Title-6 > Subtitle-2 > 6-202

§ 6-202. Additional venue permitted.
 

In addition to the venue provided in § 6-201 or § 6-203, the following actions may be brought in the indicated county: 

(1) Divorce – Where the plaintiff resides; 

(2) Annulment – Where the plaintiff resides or where the marriage ceremony was performed; 

(3) Action against a corporation which has no principal place of business in the State – Where the plaintiff resides; 

(4) Replevin or detinue – Where the property sought to be recovered is located; 

(5) Action relating to custody, guardianship, maintenance, or support of a child – Where the father, alleged father, or mother of the child resides, or where the child resides; 

(6) Suit on a bond against a corporate surety – Where the bond is filed, or where the contract is to be performed; 

(7) Action for possession of real property – Where a portion of the land upon which the action is based is located; 

(8) Tort action based on negligence – Where the cause of action arose; 

(9) Attachment on original process – Where the property is located or where the garnishee resides; 

(10) Nondelivery or injury of goods against master or captain of a vessel – Where the goods are received on board the vessel or where delivery is to be made under the contract; 

(11) Action for damages against a nonresident individual – Any county in the State; 

(12) Action against a person who absconds from a county or leaves the State before the statute of limitations has run – Where the defendant is found; 

(13) In a local action in which the defendant cannot be found in the county where the subject matter of the action is located – In any county in which the venue is proper under § 6-201. 
 

[An. Code 1957, art. 9, § 36; art. 16, §§ 22, 23, 66; art. 26, § 70-4; art. 75, §§ 12, 75-76, 79, 80; art. 90, § 11; 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., ch. 2, § 1; 1984, ch. 369, § 2; 1985, ch. 10, § 3; 1987, ch. 633; 1988, ch. 6, § 1.]