TITLE 4
Animals and Animal Husbandry

CHAPTER 4-14
Damage by Animals

SECTION 4-14-17


§ 4-14-17 Actions beyond jurisdiction of district court.

Whenever the sum demanded for damages exceeds five thousand dollars ($5,000) or whenever the ownership in the beasts is in question and their value exceeds that sum, the action shall be brought before the superior court for the same county, and whenever this fact appears of record or in evidence in any action brought in the district court, the district court shall proceed no further; but shall certify the action to the superior court for that county, which shall proceed to try the action as if it had originally been brought there.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 129, § 16; C.P.A. 1905, § 1124; G.L. 1909, ch. 155, § 16; G.L. 1923, ch. 185, § 16; P.L. 1929, ch. 1331, § 4; G.L. 1938, ch. 642, § 16; G.L. 1956, § 4-14-17; P.L. 1969, ch. 239, § 47.)