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Updated: 
May 9, 2019

29-41-103. Claim asserting abusive civil action--how and when raised

(a) If a civil action is filed and the defendant to the action believes it to be an abusive civil action, the claim may be raised by the defendant:

(1) In the answer to the civil action; or

(2) By motion made at any time during the civil action.

(b) The court may, on its own motion, determine that a hearing pursuant to § 29-41-104 is necessary to determine if the civil action is an abusive civil action.