2010 Arkansas Code
Title 17 - Professions, Occupations, and Businesses
Subtitle 2 - Nonmedical Professions
Chapter 24 - Collection Agencies
Subchapter 4 - Nonresident Collection Agencies
§ 17-24-404 - Security prerequisite to filing defense pleading -- Exception -- Postponement.

17-24-404. Security prerequisite to filing defense pleading -- Exception -- Postponement.

(a) Before any nonresident person, partnership, association, or any foreign corporation upon whom service of process is had as provided by 17-24-403 files or causes to be filed any pleading in any court action, suit, or proceeding instituted against a person, partnership, association, or corporation, he or she or it shall deposit with the clerk of the court in which the action, suit, or proceeding is pending cash or securities or bond with good and sufficient sureties to be approved by the court, in an amount to be fixed by the court sufficient to secure the payment of any final judgment which may be rendered in the court proceeding.

(b) The court may in its discretion make an order dispensing with the deposit or bond when the person, partnership, association, or corporation makes a showing satisfactory to the court that it maintains in the State of Arkansas funds or securities, in trust or otherwise, sufficient and available to satisfy any final judgment which may be entered in the court action, suit, or proceeding.

(c) In any action, suit, or proceeding in which service is made as provided in 17-24-403, the court, in its discretion, may order any postponement as may be necessary to afford the defendant reasonable opportunity to comply with subsection (a) of this section and to defend any court action.

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