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The DC Code: § 16-3702 Form of complaint.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)

A complaint in replevin shall be in the following or equivalent form:

"The plaintiff sues the defendant for (wrongly taking and detaining) (unjustly detaining) the plaintiff's goods and chattels, to wit: (describe them) of the value of ___ dollars. And the plaintiff claims that the same be taken from the defendant and delivered to him; or, if they are eloigned, that he may have judgment of their value and all mesne profits and damages, which he estimates at ___ dollars, besides costs."

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-3702. 1973 Ed., § 16-3702. DC CODE § 16-3702 Current through December 11, 2012


(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 604, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1.)