Section 12-21-184Securing attendance of witnesses until case disposed of.
In all civil cases where the case is not decided at the first session, witnesses who have been served with subpoenas must not again be summoned by the clerk for further attendance, unless otherwise directed by the party originally summoning them, but such witnesses are bound to attend from session to session until the case is disposed of. If a judgment is entered in the case which is reversed on appeal, new subpoenas must be issued when the case is reset for trial; provided, however, that in the circuit court of counties having a population of 400,000 or more, according to the last or any subsequent federal census, the clerk of the said court must subpoena witnesses to attend court at each regular setting of a case after said witnesses have once been ordered summoned by the party, unless otherwise directed by said party originally summoning them.
(Code 1852, §2306; Code 1867, §2708; Code 1876, §3063; Code 1886, §2795; Code 1896, §1827; Code 1907, §4024; Code 1923, §7738; Code 1940, T. 7, §451; Acts 1947, No. 653, p. 504.)