U.S. Code § 31105. Security when counterclaim filed

If a counterclaim is filed for a cause of action for which the original action is filed under this chapter, the respondent to the counterclaim shall give security in the usual amount and form to respond to the counterclaim, unless the court for cause shown orders otherwise. The proceedings in the original action shall be stayed until the security is given.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


46 App.:783 (proviso).

Mar. 3, 1925, ch. 428, § 3 (proviso), 43 Stat. 1112.

The word “counterclaim” is substituted for “cross-libel”, and the words “original action” are substituted for “original libel”, to conform to the terminolgy in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (28 App. U.S.C.).