Md. Gen. Provi. 1-204

As amended through April 5, 2024
Rule 1-204 - Motion to Shorten or Extend Time Requirements
(a) Generally. When these rules or an order of court require or allow an act to be done at or within a specified time, the court, on motion of any party and for cause shown, may (1) shorten the period remaining, (2) extend the period if the motion is filed before the expiration of the period originally prescribed or extended by a previous order, or (3) on motion filed after the expiration of the specified period, permit the act to be done if the failure to act was the result of excusable neglect. The court may not shorten or extend the time for filing a motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict, a motion for new trial, a motion to alter or amend a judgment, a motion addressed to the revisory power of the court, a petition for judicial review, a notice of appeal, an application for leave to appeal, or an action to reject a health claims award or assessment of costs under Rule 15-403, or for taking any other action where expressly prohibited by rule or statute.
(b) Ex Parte Order. The court may enter ex parte an order as provided for in subsections (a)(1) and (a)(2) of this Rule only if the motion sets forth (1) facts which satisfy the court that the moving party attempted but was unable to reach agreement with the opposing party and that the moving party notified or attempted to notify the opposing party of the time and place the moving party intends to confer with the court; or (2) facts which satisfy the court that the moving party would be prejudiced if required to comply with the requirements of subsection (b)(1) of this Rule.
(c) Service of Order. An order which shortens the time for responding to original process shall be served in the same manner as the original process. Other orders entered under this Rule shall be served in the manner provided by Rule 1-321.

Md. Gen. Provi. 1-204

This Rule is derived as follows:

Section (a) is derived from former Rule 309 and the 1971 version of Fed. R. Civ. P. 6(b).

Section (b) is new.

Section (c) is new.

Adopted April 6, 1984, eff. 7/1/1984. Amended April 7, 1986, eff. 7/1/1986; 3/30/1993, eff. 7/1/1993; 6/5/1996, eff. 1/1/1997; 11/12/2003, eff. 1/1/2004.


2003 Orders

The November 12, 2003, order amended the source note.