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.
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?