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2015 Florida Statutes

Costs; security by nonresidents.
F.S. 57.011
57.011 Costs; security by nonresidents.When a nonresident plaintiff begins an action or when a plaintiff after beginning an action removes himself or herself or his or her effects from the state, he or she shall file a bond with surety to be approved by the clerk of $100, conditioned to pay all costs which may be adjudged against him or her in said action in the court in which the action is brought. On failure to file such bond within 30 days after such commencement or such removal, the defendant may, after 20 days’ notice to plaintiff (during which the plaintiff may file such bond), move to dismiss the action or may hold the attorney bringing or prosecuting the action liable for said costs and if they are adjudged against plaintiff, an execution shall issue against said attorney.
History.s. 8, Nov. 23, 1828; s. 4, Nov. 21, 1829; RS 1301; GS 1733; RGS 2948; CGL 4672; s. 13, ch. 67-254; s. 310, ch. 95-147.
Note.Former s. 58.01.