Series 4651
District Court (Second District : Davis County) Civil case files

Dates: 1896-

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

Civil case files document the legal process and the administration of justice in conjunction with a civil proceeding for the determination of a controversy between parties wherein rights are enforced or protected, or wrongs are prevented or redressed. Included are all cases which cannot legally be called "criminal cases". Records and documents pertaining to a particular action are filed together by the court clerk, who is required by the Rules of Civil Procedure to file pleadings and other legal papers. Collectively they constitute the case file. Files rarely include transcripts of testimony.

Petitions for divorce are the predominant type of action in the civil case files. Suits to recover money are also common. These actions arise out of failure to honor promissory notes or other contract terms and non- payment of rent, lease payments, and court-ordered judgments. Attempts by plaintiffs to recover medical costs and lost income arising out of personal injury cases resulting from alleged carelessness or neglect appear frequently. These include traffic mishaps or accidents involving neighbors, employees, or business customers. Property cases include disputed ownership, damage, and contested improvements. Legal actions also include voluntary withdrawal or dissolution of corporations as well as petitions for a writ of habeas corpus (a court order requiring that a prisoner be brought before a judge to decide the legality of his detention or imprisonment). Court business (grand jury lists and reports, orders summoning persons to serve as jurors, various writs, etc.) have also been assigned civil case numbers.

Arrangement

Numerical by case number.

Related Records

Judgment record from the District Court (Second District : Davis County), Series 4665, contain recorded and summarized information about individual civil cases.

Minutes from the District Court (Second District : Davis County), Series 4681, contains brief minute book entries for court proceedings on any given day.

Civil registers of actions from the District Court (Second District : Davis County), Series 26074, contains register entries for the case files in this series.

Custody History

Microfilm copies of historic case files were transferred from the court to the Utah State Archives in December 2014.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by Jim Kichas in January 2015.

Indexing Terms

    Container List

    REEL DATE DESCRIPTION
    1 1895-1898 1-82
    2 1898-1902 1-201
    3 1902-1908 202-378
    4 1908-1912 380-580
    5 1912-1915 581-759
    6 1915-1919 760-929
    7 1919-1922 930-1119
    8 1922-1924 1122-1313
    9 1924-1927 1314-1482
    10 1927-1929 1483-1620
    11 1929-1931 1621-1763
    12 1931-1932 1764-1899
    13 1932-1934 1900-2036
    14 1934-1935 2037-2178
    15 1935-1937 2179-2305
    16 1937-1939 2306-2429
    17 1939-1940 2430-2554
    18 1940-1942 2555-2659
    19 1943-1944 2690-2854
    20 1944 2855-2945
    21 1944-1945 2946-3110
    22 1945-1946 3111-3290
    23 1946-1947 3291-3447
    24 1947 3448-3559
    25 1947-1948 3560-3699
    26 1948-1949 3700-3869
    27 1949-1950 3870-4019
    28 1950 4020-4204
    29 1950-1951 4205-4396
    30 1950-1951 4397-4599
    31 1952 4600-4602
    32 1952 4603-4773
    33 1952-1953 4774-4947
    34 1953 4948-5115
    35 1953-1954 5116-5307
    36 1954-1955 5308-5506
    37 1955 5507-6066
    38 1955-1956 6067-6205
    39 1956 6206-6382
    40 1956-1957 6383-6577
    41 1957 6578-6756
    42 1957-1958 6757-6972
    43 1958 6973-7139
    44 1958 7140-7252
    45 1958-1959 7253-7410
    46 1959 7411-7596
    47 1959 7597-7778
    48 1959-1960 7779-7970
    49 1960 7971-8148
    50 1960 8149-8336
    51 1960-1961 8337-8522
    52 1961 8523-8702
    53 1961 8703-8848
    54 1961 8849-9013
    55 1961-1962 9014-9169
    56 1962 9170-9351
    57 1962 9352-9502
    58 1962 9503-9657
    59 1962-1963 9658-9807
    60 1963 9808-9969
    61 1963 9970-10085
    62 1963 10085-10219
    63 1963 10220-10330
    64 1963-1964 10331-10468
    65 1964 10469-10636
    66 1964 10637-10754
    67 1964 10755-10909
    68 1964 10910-11043
    69 1965 11044-11121
    70 1965 11122-11207
    71 1965 11208-11325
    72 1965 11326-11474
    73 1965 11475-11615
    74 1965-1966 11616-11772
    75 1966 11773-11934
    76 1966 11935-12076
    77 1966 12077-12237
    78 1966 12238-12390
    79 1966-1967 12390-12607
    80 1967 12608-12769
    81 1967 12770-12917
    82 1967 12918-13049
    83 1967 13050-13154
    84 1967-1968 13155-13285
    85 1968 13286-13425
    86 1968 13426-13539
    87 1968 13540-13672
    88 1968 13673-13822
    89 1968 13823-13949
    90 1968-1969 13950-14064
    91 1969 14065-14150
    92 1969 14151-14268
    93 1969 14269-14403
    94 1969 14404-14523
    95 1969 14524-14650
    96 1969 14651-14780

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