Courts and Civil Procedure–Courts

Superior Court

SECTION 8-2-29

§ 8-2-29 Grounds for change of venue.

Whenever it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction of the superior court, as provided in § 8-2-30, by either party to any civil action, suit, or proceeding now or hereafter pending therein, that by reason of local prejudice or other cause the parties to the action or proceeding, or either of them, cannot have a full, fair, and impartial trial in the court for the county where the action shall have been commenced or shall be pending, the court shall order the cause to be removed for trial to such other county as shall be deemed most fair and equitable for the parties.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 24; G.L. 1909, ch. 273, § 21; G.L. 1923, ch. 323, § 21; G.L. 1938, ch. 496, § 21; G.L. 1956, § 8-2-29; P.L. 1972, ch. 169, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 6.)