Courts and Civil Procedure – Procedure Generally


SECTION 9-22-1

§ 9-22-1. Court order requiring nonresident plaintiff to give surety for costs.

The court before which any civil action, whether by appeal or otherwise, is pending may, at any time before final judgment or decree therein, upon motion of any defendant and for cause shown, require a plaintiff who is not an inhabitant of this state to give some sufficient person residing within this state or some surety company authorized to do business therein as surety for costs, which may be done by the surety endorsing his or her name on the complaint with the words "surety for costs," or by giving bond therefor; and when surety has once been given, may for cause shown, require the plaintiff to give another surety for costs.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 442; G.L. 1909, ch. 295, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 345, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 536, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 9-22-1; P.L. 1965, ch. 55, § 37.)