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§1‑84.  Removal for fair trial.

In all civil actions in thesuperior and district courts, when it is suggested on oath or affirmation onbehalf of the plaintiff or defendant, that there are probable grounds tobelieve that a fair and impartial trial cannot be obtained in the county inwhich the action is pending, the judge may order a copy of the record of theaction removed for trial to any adjacent county, if he is of the opinion that afair trial cannot be had in said county, after hearing all the testimonyoffered on either side by oral evidence or affidavits. (1806,c. 693, s. 12, P.R.; 1879, s. 45; Code, s. 196; 1899, cc. 104, 508; Rev., s.426; 1917, c. 44; C.S., s. 471; 1957, c. 601; 1969, c. 44, s. 1; 1971, c. 268,s. 2; 1977, c. 12.)