Attorney General Peter Kilmartin


Rhode Island District Court
Civil Rules of Procedure

XI. Special Rules for Certain Actions

Index:

  1. Special Rules for Certain Actions

    1. RULE 80. REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
      1. Mode of Review.
      2. Time Limits--Notice.
      3. Trial or Hearing.


RULE 80. REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    1. (a) Mode of Review. When a statute provides for review by the District Court of any action by a governmental agency, department, board, commission, or officer, whether by appeal or petition or otherwise, proceedings for such review shall be instituted by filing a complaint with the court. The complaint shall include a concise statement of the grounds upon which the plaintiff contends he or she is entitled to relief, and shall demand the relief to which the plaintiff believes himself or herself entitled. No responsive pleading need be filed unless required by statute or by order of the court.
    2. (b) Time Limits--Notice. The time within which review may be sought shall be provided by law. A copy of the complaint shall be served upon the governmental agency, department, board, commission or officer, and upon all other parties to the proceeding to be reviewed in the manner provided by Rule 5.
    3. (c) Trial or Hearing. These rules, so far as they are applicable, shall govern the review proceedings. The judgment of the court shall affirm, reverse, or modify the decision under review as provided by law.