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    ctutuncu is offline Junior Member
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    Unhappy merit trial

    What is the name of your state? Maryland

    I had filed a complaint against a dentist who was trying to get me to pay him double the amount that a lab has billed him for stuff manufactured for my dental implant treatment. I got a letter from the court that says "type of proceeding: merit trial" and "reason: a plaintiff has requested a summons' renewal". I also got a second letter which is a writ of summons and a counterclaim by this dentist.

    My questions:
    1) what is a merit trial? where can I get more information on merit trials?

    2) Can I present additional documents before the court date?

    3) Is there any information on the web that states what activities fall under the definition of dental service?

    4) Can dentists charge a patient any $ amount they wish?
    Last edited by ctutuncu; 02-27-2005 at 12:24 AM. Reason: misspelling
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctutuncu
    What is the name of your state? Maryland

    I had filed a complaint against a dentist who was trying to get me to pay him double the amount that a lab has billed him for stuff manufactured for my dental implant treatment. I got a letter from the court that says "type of proceeding: merit trial" and "reason: a plaintiff has requested a summons' renewal". I also got a second letter which is a writ of summons and a counterclaim by this dentist.

    My questions:
    1) what is a merit trial? where can I get more information on merit trials?

    2) Can I present additional documents before the court date?

    3) Is there any information on the web that states what activities fall under the definition of dental service?

    4) Can dentists charge a patient any $ amount they wish?
    I believe the Letter means the case " merits " ( due to the facts in the case )would be better heard in a civil trial rather than the small claims section .

    So check with the Clerk about civil trial procedures , or consult an attorney that deals with medical issues .

    Is the case set to be heard yet ?
    Again check with the Court Clerk .
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    ctutuncu is offline Junior Member
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    Unhappy follow up on my first question

    Maryland

    Case will be heard in May. I filed the complaint with the small claims court as I was tired of receiving incorrect bills, and I claimed that the dentist owed me about $50. His counter claim is that I owe him $500 for unpaid services plus $1200 for the three hours he put in preparing his claim. Given that, I don't think any lawyer would be interested in the case.

    Are there any sources on the internet that can help me prepare myself if this is really now a civil case?

    Thanking you in advance.
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    Smile small claims court

    try [url]http://www.courts.state.md.us/district/forms/civil/dccv01br.html[/url]

    I am not a lawyer
    found this at [url]http://www.google.com[/url]

    go to [url]http://nolo.com[/url]
    click on rights and disputes
    look for go to court or mediate
    Last edited by hemingway; 03-02-2005 at 09:21 PM.

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