In the case of a lawsuit the plaintiff preferred his own plea.
The plaintiff having made his demand and waited a certain time without result, went and sat without food before the door of the defendant.
The plaintiff must prove that he has re-entered into possession, his title during the period for which he claims, the fact that the defendant has been in possession during that period, and the amount of the mesne profits.
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 must be a resident of the state for two years before filing a petition for a divorce.