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2021 Tennessee Code
Title 20 - Civil Procedure
Chapter 12 - Costs
§ 20-12-114. Nominal Damages Recovered
Universal Citation: TN Code § 20-12-114 (2021)
In civil actions founded upon assault, assault and battery, malicious prosecution, false imprisonment or for the recovery of damages for overflowing of water by the erection of a gristmill or other waterworks of utility, the plaintiff recovers no more costs than damages, unless the recovery exceeds five dollars ($5.00).
Code 1858, § 3198 (deriv. Acts 1715, ch. 27, § 8; 1811, ch. 91, § 1; 1829, ch. 1, § 1; 1851-1852, ch. 146); Shan., § 4939; mod. Code 1932, § 9092; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 20-1616.
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