Courts and Civil Procedure – Procedure Generally


SECTION 9-22-8

§ 9-22-8. Costs in excess of claim – Attachment on small claims.

In civil actions, no plaintiff shall recover costs in excess of the amount of his or her claim; nor shall any plaintiff in any action commenced by original writ or by writ of mesne process where property other than real estate is attached recover the costs of the attachment when the final judgment is for an amount less than fifty dollars ($50.00), unless the obligation sued upon is for necessaries furnished the defendant.

History of Section.
(G.L., ch. 345, § 21, as enacted by P.L. 1936, ch. 2392, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 536, § 8; P.L. 1940, ch. 933, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 9-22-8.)