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Rule 157. Marriage Not to Abate Suit


A suit by or against a feme sole shall not abate by her marriage, but upon suggestion of such marriage being entered on the record, the husband may make himself a party plaintiff, or if she be a defendant, the clerk shall upon suggestion or upon a petition issue a scire facias to the husband; and the case, after the service and return thereof, shall thereupon proceed to judgment.

Source: Art. 2084, with minor textual change.

Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941.

Repealed by order of July 15, 1987, eff. Jan. 1, 1988.