Maryland Code, Real Property § 8-332

(a) Any aggrieved party may appeal from any final order or judgment in an action of distress to the circuit court of the county.  The appeal shall be taken within 14 days from the date of the order or judgment.

(b) On appeal the case shall be tried de novo.  On the application of any party to the action for a prompt hearing of the appeal, it shall be set for trial as soon as possible.  Any party has the right to a jury trial on application in accordance with the rules adopted by the appellate court.

(c) An appeal does not stay or prevent a subsequent distress for rent falling due after the original petition for distress.  However, the court may order a stay of all further proceedings, including those for subsequent rent, if the tenant files an appeal bond approved by the court.

(d) An appeal does not stay execution of a judgment or order unless an approved appeal bond is filed.


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