SEC. 97-9-15. Champerty and maintenance; affidavit of party.
Every person who commences or prosecutes or assists in the commencement or prosecution of any proceeding in any court or before any administrative agency in the State of Mississippi, or who may take an appeal from any such rule, order, or judgment thereof, shall, on motion made by any of the parties of such proceedings, or by the court or agency in which such proceeding is pending, file with such court or agency, as a condition precedent to the further prosecution of such proceeding, the following affidavit:
I, (----), petitioner (or complainant, plaintiff, appellant or whatever party he may be) in this matter, do hereby swear (or affirm) that I have neither received, nor conspired to receive, any valuable consideration or assistance whatever as an inducement to the commencement or further prosecution of the proceedings in this matter.
(Signature of Affiant)
Sworn to and subscribed before me on this, the (________) day of
(________), 19 (____).
(Signature of Official)
(Title of Official)
In the case of any firm, corporation, group, organization, or association required to make the above affidavit, such affidavit shall be made by the person having custody and control of the books and records of such firm, corporation, group, organization, or association.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 2049-03; Laws, 1956, ch. 253, Sec. 3.