2021 Wyoming Statutes
Title 1 - Code of Civil Procedure
Chapter 15 - Attachment, Replevin and Garnishment
Article 1 - In General
Section 1-15-104 - Prejudgment Writs; Bond Required; Objection to Plaintiff's Sureties; Hearing on Objections; Liability of Sureties.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 1-15-104 (2021)

1-15-104. Prejudgment writs; bond required; objection to plaintiff's sureties; hearing on objections; liability of sureties.

(a) No prejudgment writ of attachment, replevin or garnishment shall issue unless the plaintiff files with the clerk a surety bond in an amount fixed by the court for the payment of all costs and damages which may be incurred or suffered by any party as a result of the wrongful issuance of the writ, not exceeding the sum specified in the bond.

(b) If the party for whose benefit a bond under subsection (a) of this section is given is not satisfied with the amount of the bond or the sufficiency of the sureties, he may, within five (5) days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, after the receipt of a copy of the bond, serve upon the party giving the bond a notice that the party for whose benefit the bond is given objects to the amount of the bond or the sufficiency of the sureties. If the party for whose benefit the bond is given fails to object within the time allowed he is deemed to have waived all objection to the amount of bond and the sufficiency of the sureties.

(c) Notice of objections to the amount of bond and the sufficiency of sureties as provided in subsection (b) of this section shall be filed in the form of a motion for hearing on objections to the bond. Upon demand of the objecting party, each surety shall appear at the hearing of the motion and be subject to examination as to the surety's pecuniary responsibility or the validity of the execution of the bond. Upon hearing, the court shall approve or reject the bond as filed or require any amended, substitute or additional bond as the circumstances warrant. If the court rejects the bond or if the plaintiff fails within the time allowed to file any amended, substitute or additional bond required by the court, any property seized under the writ shall be returned to the defendant.

(d) The bond required by this section shall, in addition to other requirements, provide that each surety is subject to the jurisdiction of the court and irrevocably appoints the clerk of the court as the agent of the surety upon whom any papers affecting the liability of the surety on the bond may be served, and that the liability of the surety may be enforced on motion and upon notice as the court may require without the necessity of an independent action.

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