It is not a law. . it's a policy . . that can be negotiated by you with the bank. .
Why don't you tell them that you will agree to waive your commision since it's "THE LAW". . .(as they say)
and they reduce the selling price for the same amount!
In short sales: You NEVER get what you DESERVE. . YOU will ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU NEGOTIATE
If you need help to negotiate this short sale. . let me know- WE DO IT EVERY DAY for consumers in Maryland