Section 36-5-7

Published: 2015

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Section 36-5-7

Section 36-5-7Liability of officer improperly approving bond.

The bond of any public officer which is not in the penalty, payable and conditioned and has not sureties having the qualifications required by law must not be approved, and the officer approving a bond not conforming to the law in any or all of these respects shall be guilty of a neglect of duty and shall subject himself and his sureties to a civil action by any person injured and a recovery to the extent of such injury.

(Code 1852, §120; Code 1867, §159; Code 1876, §170; Code 1886, §259; Code 1896, §3072; Code 1907, §1485; Code 1923, §2597; Code 1940, T. 41, §37.)