§ 9-24-31. Judgment on dismissal or abandonment of appellate proceeding.
Whenever any party, having commenced an appellate proceeding from any court or tribunal, whether by appeal or otherwise, shall fail to perfect the proceeding, or the court appealed to shall have dismissed the proceeding, the court or tribunal from which the proceeding was taken shall, on motion, at once enter such judgment, order, or decree, and as of such date, as the nature of the case may require, and may impose such additional costs and fines as the court deems just.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 440; G.L. 1909, ch. 294, § 14; G.L. 1923, ch. 344, § 14; G.L. 1938, ch. 543, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 9-24-31.)