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§73‑27.  Judgment for annual sum as damages.

A judgment giving to theplaintiff an annual sum by way of  damages shall be binding between the partiesfor five years from the issuing of the summons, if the mill is kept up duringthat time, unless the damages are increased by raising the water or otherwise.

In all cases where the finaljudgment of the court assesses the yearly damage of the plaintiff as high astwenty dollars ($20.00), nothing contained in this Chapter shall be construedto prevent the plaintiff, his heirs or assigns, from suing as heretofore, andin such case the final judgment aforesaid shall be binding only for the year'sdamage preceding the issuing of the summons. (1868‑9, c. 158, ss.12,  14; Code, ss. 1860, 1861; Rev., ss. 2143, 2144; C.S., s. 2557.)