Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 32 Sec. 5223
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Municipality: shall include a city, town, town school district, incorporated school or fire district or incorporated village, and all other governmental incorporated units. See
- Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
- Town: shall include city and wards or precincts therein; "selectboard members" and "board of civil authority" shall extend to and include the mayor and aldermen of cities; "trustees" shall extend to and include bailiffs of incorporated villages; and the laws applicable to the inhabitants and officers of towns shall be applicable to the inhabitants and similar officers of all municipal corporations. See
§ 5223. Recognizance requirement
A town or municipality within it shall not be required to furnish recognizance or other security for costs in any proceeding instituted under the provisions of sections 5222-5224 of this title; but, unless otherwise provided, upon final judgment, the Court may make such order relating to the payment of costs by the plaintiff for defendant as it shall deem just and reasonable.