Section 6-6-162

Assessment of property value and damages for delay.

If the jury or judge finds the property levied on to be liable to the satisfaction of the writ, he or they must, as far as practicable, assess the value at the time of the interposition of the claim of each article separately; and if it is a case in which execution has been levied and it is shown on the trial that the claim was interposed for delay, he or they must also assess such damages as the plaintiff may be entitled to, not more than 15 percent on the amount of the execution.

(Code 1852, §§2589, 2837; Code 1867, §§3018, 3283; Code 1876, §§3343, 3680; Code 1886, §§3007, 3367; Code 1896, §4143; Code 1907, §6041; Code 1923, §10377; Code 1940, T. 7, §1170.)