Courts and Civil Procedure – Procedure in Particular Actions

Abatement of Nuisances

SECTION 10-1-2

§ 10-1-2. Filing of action – Application for temporary injunction.

The action shall be filed in the superior court of the county in which the nuisance is alleged to exist. Upon the filing of the action, application for a temporary injunction may be made to any justice of the superior court, and the justice shall order process to issue for a hearing to be held on the application within twenty (20) days thereafter. If the court shall not be in session in the county for which the action is filed on the date for the hearing, the process shall be made returnable to the court at Providence and the hearing shall be held at Providence, unless otherwise agreed by the parties or ordered by the court. Notice of the time and place of the hearing of the application for a temporary injunction shall be served upon the defendants named in the complaint at least three (3) days before the hearing. The hearing shall have precedence over all matters upon the docket.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1925, ch. 672, § 4; G.L. 1938, ch. 598, § 10; G.L. 1956, § 10-1-2; P.L. 1985, ch. 150, § 20.)