TITLE 9
Courts and Civil Procedure–Procedure Generally

CHAPTER 9-17
Witnesses

SECTION 9-17-11


§ 9-17-11 Civil liability for failure to attend.

Every witness who does not appear according to the tenor of the subpoena, and has no reasonable excuse for his or her nonappearance, shall be liable to an action by the aggrieved party for all damages sustained in consequence of the default.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 364; G.L. 1909, ch. 292, § 10; G.L. 1923, ch. 342, § 10; G.L. 1938, ch. 537, § 13; G.L. 1956, § 9-17-11.)