2015 Mississippi Code
§ 11-1-43 - Seizure of perishable commodities by legal process

MS Code § 11-1-43 (2015) What's This?

In order to promote the general welfare, to insure, prepare and expedite movement of commerce through the ports of the State of Mississippi, to avoid any unnecessary delay, to indemnify any damages to shippers through said ports, and to prevent any unnecessary delay, it is provided that any person, firm or corporation who shall hereafter seek in the courts of Mississippi, either the circuit courts or the chancery courts, to obtain writ of replevin, writ of sequestration, writ of seizure, writ of attachment, or other legal processes for the purpose of seizing any cargo or shipment of bananas or other perishable commodity passing through the ports of entry in the State of Mississippi, shall, before such writ is issued, post a good and sufficient bond with sufficient sureties thereon, to be approved by the clerk of the court, wherein such proceedings are instituted. Such bond shall be in a sum double the value of the commodities sought to be attached, replevied, sequestrated, seized or otherwise, payable to the person actually in possession of said commodities, and conditioned that the plaintiff therein shall indemnify and pay to the owner of such property such damages as he or it may sustain by reason of such seizure of said property, that he will pay all handling charges, charges that might accrue on demurrage on the ship, cars, warehouses, docks or railroad facilities and all freight charges, and that he will pay all attorney's fees, court cost and all other damages that might accrue by reason of such illegal seizure thereof.

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