Section 6-5-146

Service of complaint on and answer by defendants; granting of preliminary injunction.

(a) A copy of the complaint, together with a notice of the time and place of the hearing of the application for a preliminary injunction, shall be served upon the defendants at least five days before such hearing. If the hearing shall then be continued at the instance of any defendant, the temporary writ as petitioned for shall be granted as a matter of course.

(b) Each defendant so notified shall serve upon the plaintiff or the attorney filing the complaint a verified answer on or before the date fixed in said notice for said hearing, and such answer shall be filed with the register or clerk of the court wherein such case is triable, but the court or judge may allow additional time for answering, providing such extension of time shall not prevent the issuing of said temporary writ as petitioned for.

(Acts 1919, No. 53, p. 52; Code 1923, §§9287, 9288; Code 1940, T. 7, §§1098, 1099.)