Section 6-6-148

Action by defendant - On attachment bond for damages.

At any time within three years of the suing out of the attachment, before or after the action is determined, the defendant in attachment may commence an action on the attachment bond and may recover such damages as he has actually sustained if the attachment was wrongfully sued out and, if sued out maliciously as well as wrongfully, the jury may, in addition, give vindictive damages.

(Code 1852, §§2564, 2565; Code 1867, §§2992, 2993; Code 1876, §§3317, 3318; Code 1886, §2999; Code 1896, §565; Code 1907, §2966; Code 1923, §6214; Code 1940, T. 7, §887.)