CHAPTER 209 - JUSTICES JURISDICTION IN TRESPASS, REPLEVIN AND DETINUE CASES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 122 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, RELATING TO JUSTICES' JURISDICTION IN TRESPASS, REPLEVIN AND DETINUE CASES BY GIVING JURISDICTION IN ACTIONS OF TRESPASS ON THE CASE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of all the members elected to each House agreeing thereto):

Section 1. That Chapter 122 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by repealing 4543, Sec. 1., thereof, and inserting in lieu thereof the following, which shall be styled 4543. Sec. 1:

4543. Sec. 1. Injuries to Personal and Real Property; Limited Damages:--Justices of the Peace shall severally, within their respective counties, have jurisdiction of action of trespass and trespass on the case for injuries in taking or carrying away, destroying or damaging goods or chattels and for injuries to real property when the damage claimed in such account do not exceed Five Hundred Dollars. Also Justices of the Peace shall severally have jurisdiction within their respective counties of all causes of action arising from trespass upon the land other than the owners, of horses, cattle, hogs, turkeys, geese, chickens, guineas and all other animals and chattels, where the damage claimed is not more than One Hundred Dollars with the right of appeal in all cases to the Superior Court as in other civil actions.

Approved May 18, 1937.