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The DC Code: § 16-3711 Judgment for defendant and determination of damages.

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

When, in an action of replevin, the issue is found for the defendant, or the plaintiff dismisses or fails to prosecute his suit, or judgment is rendered against the plaintiff on proper motion under rules of court, the judgment shall be that the goods, if delivered to the plaintiff, be returned to the defendant with damages for their detention, or, on failure, that the defendant recover against the plaintiff and his surety the damages sustained by him. The damages shall be assessed by the jury trying the issue; or, where jury trial had been waived, or judgment is rendered against the plaintiff prior to trial on proper motion under rules of court, or he dismisses or fails to prosecute his suit, by a jury of inquest.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-3711. 1973 Ed., § 16-3711. DC CODE § 16-3711 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 606, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1.)