2013 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 58 - Public Utilities, Services and Carriers
CHAPTER 17 - THE GENERAL RAILROAD LAW
SECTION 58-17-4160. Procedure for attachment of cars and engines which are in use.


SC Code § 58-17-4160 (2013) What's This?

Whenever railroad cars and engines are in use on railroads and making regular passage thereon, they shall not be attached upon mesne process in any suit within forty-eight hours previous to their fixed time of departure unless the officer making such attachment shall have first demanded of the owners or managers of such engines or cars, or any of the agents of such railroad, other property equal in value to the ad damnum in the writ upon which to make such attachment and such owners or managers shall have refused or neglected to comply with such demand. And any officer making such attachment shall, on his return upon the process upon which it is made, certify that he has made such demand for such other property and that such demand has been refused or neglected; otherwise such attachment shall be wholly void.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 58-1272; 1952 Code Section 58-1272; 1942 Code Section 8428; 1932 Code Section 8428; Civ. C. '22 Section 4976; Civ. C. '12 Section 3278; Civ. C. '02 Section 2178; G. S. 1524; R. S. 1722; 1881 (17) 834.

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