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Illegal in RI to ask for $ Amount in Personal Injury Complaint!

§ 9-1-30  Demand for judgment in an action alleging personal injury, injury to property, or wrongful death – Exclusion of monetary amount. – (a) No complaint or pleading in an action of contract or tort for personal injury, injury to property, or wrongful death shall contain an ad damnum or monetary amount claimed against any defendant or defendants; provided, however, that in any action brought before the superior court, the complaint shall state that the monetary amount claimed is sufficient to establish the jurisdiction of the superior court.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, a complaint or pleading in an action of contract or tort for personal injury, injury to property, or wrongful death in any action brought before the district court shall state the monetary amount claimed.

Legal Notice per Rules of Professional Responsibility: The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers and attorneys in the general practice of law, but does not license or certify any lawyer / attorney as an expert or specialist in any field of practice.  Most cases of this type are not handled by this firm, but are referred to other attorneys.

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