Terms Used In Indiana Code 34-25-2-23

  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
   Sec. 23. Every defendant is entitled to an action on the written undertaking of the plaintiff or creditor by whose proceedings in attachment the defendant is aggrieved, if it appears that the proceedings were wrongful and oppressive. The defendant shall recover damages at the discretion of the jury.

[Pre-1998 Recodification Citation: 34-1-11-38.]

As added by P.L.1-1998, SEC.20.