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Rule 701. Defendant May Replevy (1978)


At any time before judgment, should the sequestered property not have been previously claimed, replevied, or sold, the defendant may replevy the same, or any part thereof, or the proceeds from the sale of the property if it has been sold under order of the court, by giving bond, with sufficient surety or sureties as provided by statute, to be approved by the officer who levied the writ, payable to plaintiff in the amount fixed by the court's order, conditioned as provided in Rule 702 or Rule 703.

On reasonable notice to the opposing party (which may be less than three days) either party shall have the right to prompt judicial review of the amount of bond required, denial of bond, sufficiency of sureties, and estimated value of the property, by the court which authorized issuance of the writ. The court's determination may be made upon the basis of affidavits, if uncontroverted, setting forth such facts as would be admissible in evidence; otherwise, the parties shall submit evidence. The court shall forthwith enter its order either approving or modifying the requirements of the officer or of the court's prior order, and such order of the court shall supersede and control with respect to such matters.

Amended by order of July 11, 1977, eff. Jan. 1, 1978: The rule is rewritten. It changes the amount of the replevy bond from double the amount of the value of the property to the amount fixed by the court and conditioned as provided in Rules 702 or 703. The rule affords a hearing to the parties after notice concerning the bond.

Prior Amendments Future Amendments
Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941