Subdivision 1. District court.
In actions commenced in the district court, costs shall be
allowed as follows:
To plaintiff: (1) Upon a judgment in the plaintiff's favor of $100 or more in an action for
the recovery of money only, $200. (2) In all other actions, including an action by a public
employee for wrongfully denied or withheld employment benefits or rights, except as otherwise
specially provided, $200.
To defendant: Upon discontinuance or dismissal or when judgment is rendered in the
defendant's favor on the merits, $200.
To the prevailing party: $5.50 for the cost of filing a satisfaction of the judgment.
This section does not apply to actions removed to district court from conciliation court.
Subd. 2. On appeal.
Upon a judgment on the merits on appeal to the Court of Appeals or
Supreme Court, additional costs in the amount of $300 shall be allowed to the prevailing party.
Subd. 3. Limitation.
Notwithstanding subdivisions 1 and 2, where the state agency is named
or intervenes as a party to enforce the agency's rights under section
, the agency shall
not be liable for costs to any prevailing defendant.
History: (9471) RL s 4338; 1974 c 413 s 1; 1986 c 444; 1988 c 484 s 3; 1992 c 591 s
20; 1993 c 192 s 103; 1Sp2005 c 4 art 8 s 78