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§1‑58.  Suits for penalties.

Where a penalty is imposed byany law, and it is not provided to what person the penalty is given, it may berecovered, for his own use, by anyone who sues for it. When a penalty isallowed by statute, and it is not prescribed in whose name suit therefor may becommenced, suit must be brought in the name of the State. (R.C.,c. 35, ss. 47, 48; Code, ss. 1212, 1213; Rev., ss. 401, 402; C.S., s. 447.)