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814.01

SUBCHAPTER I
COSTS IN CIVIL ACTIONS AND SPECIAL
PROCEEDINGS
814.01 Costs allowed to plaintiff.

814.01(1)

(1) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, costs shall be allowed of course to the plaintiff upon a recovery.

814.01(3)

(3) In an action for assault and battery, false imprisonment, libel, slander, malicious prosecution, invasion of privacy or seduction, a plaintiff who recovers less than $50 damages shall recover no more costs than damages.

814.01 - ANNOT.

History: Sup. Ct. Order, 67 Wis. 2d 585, 761 (1975); Stats. 1975 s. 814.01; 1981 c. 317.

814.01 - ANNOT.

This section does not provide for the awarding of costs to a party in an arbitration proceeding. This section requires a litigated court proceeding. Finkenbinder v. State Farm Mutual Insurance Co. 215 Wis. 2d 145, 572 N.W.2d 501 (Ct. App. 1997), 97-0357.