Section 5-2A-82

Appeals from acts of bureau or supervisor.

Any person aggrieved by any order or act of the bureau or the supervisor may, within 30 days from the entry of the order complained of or within 60 days of the act complained of if there is no order, file a complaint or appeal from the order or act against the supervisor in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County or the circuit court of the county of the residence of the party aggrieved or the circuit court of the county wherein the party aggrieved does business and file security with the court for costs. Such complaint may pray for a reversal, rescission or modification of the order or act complained of and for such other relief as may be appropriate. It shall allege the facts relied upon as the basis for such relief. When the complaint has been filed, a summons shall be issued forthwith and shall be served upon the supervisor personally or by registered or certified mail addressed to his office in the State Banking Department. The summons shall be returnable within five days from its date but in all other respects it shall be made as in other civil actions. The allegations of the complaint shall be deemed to be denied without further pleading, and the court, upon application by either party, shall advance the cause and hear the same without delay. Mere technical irregularities in the procedure before the bureau shall be disregarded. Trial thereof shall be de novo, but on such hearing the act or order of the supervisor shall be prima facie correct and the burden shall be on the plaintiff to show that the bureau in issuing the order or in taking the action complained of was not justified. Any party to the proceeding may summon witnesses and compel their attendance as in criminal cases and may introduce evidence in addition to that relied upon by the bureau. A proceeding under this section shall be deemed to be a special proceeding and either party may appeal from a final judgment therein.

(Acts 1945, No. 159, p. 200, §5; Acts 1951, No. 787, p. 1385; Code 1975, §5-2-82.)