2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle III - Maritime Liability
Chapter 311 - Suits Involving Public Vessels
Sec. 31105 - Security when counterclaim filed

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 31105 (2016)
Section Name §31105. Security when counterclaim filed
Section Text

If a counterclaim is filed for a cause of action for which the original action is filed under this chapter, the respondent to the counterclaim shall give security in the usual amount and form to respond to the counterclaim, unless the court for cause shown orders otherwise. The proceedings in the original action shall be stayed until the security is given.

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(Pub. L. 109–304, §6(c), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1522.)

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Historical and Revision Notes


Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
31105 46 App.:783 (proviso). Mar. 3, 1925, ch. 428, §3 (proviso), 43 Stat. 1112.

The word "counterclaim" is substituted for "cross-libel", and the words "original action" are substituted for "original libel", to conform to the terminolgy in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (28 App. U.S.C.).

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 46 - SHIPPING
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 46 - SHIPPING
Subtitle III - Maritime Liability
Sec. 31105 - Security when counterclaim filed
Contains section 31105
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 43 Stat. 1112
120 Stat. 1522
Public Law References Public Law 109-304
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