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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 17: Defects in bond; dismissal of action

Section 17. An action of replevin shall not be dismissed by reason of a defect in the form or substance of the bond taken therein, if the court is satisfied that such bond was intended in good faith as a compliance with the law requiring a bond to be taken before service of the writ and if the plaintiff, within such time and upon such terms as the court orders, files a new bond such as is required by law, approved by the court or in the manner provided in section fourteen.