In the case of a lawsuit the plaintiff preferred his own plea.
Among its members we find an Erni Winkelried acting as a witness to a contract of sale on the 1st of May 1367, while the same man, or perhaps another member of the family, Erni von Winkelried, is plaintiff in a suit at Stans on the 29th of September 1389, and in 1417 is the landamman (or head man) of Unterwalden, being then called Arnold Winkelriet.
The plaintiff having made his demand and waited a certain time without result, went and sat without food before the door of the defendant.
A plaintiff must reside in the state one year before filing an application for a divorce.
Before filing a petition for a divorce the plaintiff must have resided within the state at least one year.