Collection of Taxes Generally
§ 44-7-12 Action for recovery of tax.
(a) The collector of any tax may recover the amount of the tax in an action
against the person taxed, and in the complaint it shall be sufficient to set
forth that the action is to recover a specified sum of money, being a tax
assessed against the defendant, specifying the city or town in which the tax
was assessed and the time of ordering and assessing the tax.
(b) The court may award a reasonable attorney's fee to the
prevailing party in any civil action arising from the collection of a municipal
tax levy in which the court:
(1) Finds that there was a complete absence of a justiciable
issue of either law or fact raised by the losing party; or
(2) Renders a default judgment against the losing party.
History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 48, § 26; G.L. 1909, ch. 60, § 28; G.L. 1923, ch. 62,
§ 28; G.L. 1938, ch. 32, §§ 20, 27; P.L. 1946, ch. 1800, §
1; G.L. 1956, § 44-7-12; P.L. 1990, ch. 371, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 370,