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Settlement of actions for personal injury
Judiciary (JUD) CHAPTER 30, ARTICLE 15
§ 477. Settlement of actions for personal injury. If, in an action
commenced to recover damages for a personal injury or for death as the
result of a personal injury, an attorney having or claiming to have a
lien for services performed or to be performed who shall have appeared
for the person or persons having or claiming to have a right of action
for such injury or death, no settlement or adjustment of such action
shall be valid, unless consented to in writing by such attorney and by
the person or persons for whom he shall have appeared, or approved by an
order of the court in which such action is brought.