Rhode Island Wrongful Death Laws

The Rhode Island Wrongful Death Statute can be found in R.I. Gen. Laws § 9-1-30.  Pursuant to the Act, no complaint or pleading in an action of contract or tort for personal injury, injury to property, or wrongful death shall contain an ad damnum or monetary amount claimed against any defendant or defendants; provided, however, that in any action brought before the superior court, the complaint shall state that the monetary amount claimed is sufficient to establish the jurisdiction of the superior court.

Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, a complaint or pleading in an action of contract or tort for personal injury, injury to property, or wrongful death in any action brought before the district court shall state the monetary amount claimed[i].

[i] R.I. Gen. Laws § 9-1-30


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