565.25 BONDING REQUIREMENTS.
Subdivision 1. Order of seizure of property.
An order for seizure of property from the
respondent shall provide that the seizure shall be contingent upon claimant's filing of a bond
approved by the court conditioned for the return of the property to the respondent, if a return be
adjudged, and for the payment to the respondent of any sum adjudged against the claimant. The
bond shall be in an amount which is 1-1/2 times the fair market value of the property seized.
Subd. 2. Bond.
(a) Except as otherwise provided in clause (b) and section
respondent may retain or regain possession of the property by filing of a bond approved by the
court conditioned that the property shall be delivered to the claimant, if delivery be adjudged, and
for the payment to the claimant of any sum adjudged against the respondent. The bond shall be
in an amount 1-1/4 times the fair market value of the property or 1-1/2 times the amount of the
claimant's claim, whichever is less. An order for seizure may specify a time limitation within
which the bond must be filed. For the purpose of protecting or preserving the property pending
final hearing on the merits, the court may in extraordinary circumstances, which shall be specified
in its order, provide that the respondent may not retain or regain possession of the property upon
rebonding, or may limit or condition the right to retain or regain the property upon rebonding. The
costs of regaining possession of the property from the sheriff or the claimant shall be borne by
respondent except as set forth in clause (b).
(b) If at a hearing following seizure of property pursuant to section
claimant fails to
establish a right to continued possession, the court shall order the property returned to respondent,
the costs to be borne by claimant. The court may order claimant's bond to continue in an amount
sufficient to offset damages claimed by respondent by reason of the seizure.
Subd. 3. Fair market value.
The current fair market value of the property shall initially
be presumed as stated in the affidavit submitted pursuant to section
565.23, subdivision 1
the court determines the current fair market value of the property is different, it shall adjust
the required amount of the bonds.
Subd. 4. Deposit with court.
In lieu of filing a bond, either claimant or respondent may
satisfy bonding requirements by depositing with the court cash, a cashier's check, or a certified
History: 1979 c 18 s 5; 1985 c 306 s 8