Regarding damage and expense of legal proceedings

2Item, it is statute and ordained that damage, compensation and the [...] expense of legal proceedings made and sustained by the parties be altogether admitted and liquidated by the decreet before all judges within this realm, and specially when the libel, claim or petition are proven by writ, containing damage, compensation and expense, and upon registered bonds, obligations and contracts, summonses bearing for the costs and damages which will stay parties to be wilful and obstinate litigants; and this to be extended as well to the defenders obtaining absolvitor as to the parties' pursuers obtaining decreet condemnatory.

  1. NAS, PA2/14, f.32v.
  2. Written in margin: 'V'.