Md. Courts and Judicial Proceedings Code Ann. § 6-311 allows a plaintiff to obtain a defendant's last known home and business addresses from the defendant's insurance company. That statute provides:
§ 6-311 - Disclosure of last known Address Information
- (a) "Person" defined. -- In this section, "person" has the meaning stated in Rule 1-202 of the Maryland Rules.
- (b) Applicability. --
- (1) This section applies to an action against a person who had applicable insurance coverage under an insurance policy or self-insurance plan at the time the alleged liability that is the subject of the action was incurred.
- (2) Subject to paragraph (1) of this subsection, this section applies to a person who is a defendant subject to a complaint, counterclaim, cross-claim, or third-party complaint.
- (c) Information provided by insurer or person with self-insurance plan; no civil or criminal liability. --
- (1) Subject to subsections (d) and (e) of this section, on written request of a plaintiff to the action, an insurer or a person that has a self-insurance plan shall provide to the plaintiff the defendant's last known home and business addresses if known.
- (2) An insurer or a person that has a self-insurance plan, and their employees and agents, may not be civilly or criminally liable for the disclosure of information required under this subsection.
- (d) Plaintiff certification -- Contents. -- Subsection (c)(1) of this section applies only if the plaintiff files a certification that states that the defendant:
- (1) Had applicable insurance coverage at the time the alleged liability was incurred; and
- (2) Is evading service of process or the whereabouts of the defendant are unknown to the plaintiff.
- (e) Plaintiff certification -- Service. -- A plaintiff shall file a certification described under subsection (d) of this section with the clerk of the court in which the case is filed and serve the certification on the insurer or the person that has the self-insurance plan, as provided in the Maryland Rules.
- (f) Defendant's consent. -- A defendant who is subject to the provisions of this section is deemed to have consented to the disclosure of the information described in this section.
"Person" includes any individual, general or limited partnership, joint stock company, unincorporated association or society, municipal or other corporation, incorporated associations, limited liability partnership, limited liability company, the State, its agencies or political subdivisions, any court, or any other governmental entity.