Series 4651District Court (Second District : Davis County) Civil case files
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.
Numerical by case number.
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.
Microfilm copies of historic case files were transferred from the court to the Utah State Archives in December 2014. Seven original paper case files dating from 1898 and 1903 were transferred to the Archives by Davis County in February 2020. The files had apparently been left behind in the Davis County Courthouse when the Court moved to a new building.
This series is available on microfilm.
Copies of these records are located at Familysearch.org View Online.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
The microfilm in this series was archivally processed by Jim Kichas in January 2015. The original paper files in the series were processed by Alan B. Barnett in March 2020.
- Civil Procedure and Courts
|1||1||1898 Apr 9; Case 82; George S. Rogers vs. David A. Sanders|
|1||2||1898 Apr; Case 83; John Fisher et al. vs. Bountiful City|
|1||3||1898 Apr 18; Case 84; Charles H. Hyde and Isaac M. Waddell vs. George W. Adams et al.|
|1||4||1898 May 2; Case 87; Peter Barton vs. Thomas F. Roueche, Jr.|
|1||5||1898 May 23; Case 88; John Smith vs. North Canyon Water Co.|
|1||6||1898 Aug 2; Case 90; Davis Co. vs. John W. Thornley|
|1||7||1903 Dec 21; Case 259; Lucy Sylvia Croft vs. Thomas Croft|
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