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Rule 743. Docketed (1947)


The cause shall be docketed and tried as other cases. If the defendant shall fail to enter an appearance upon the docket in the justice court or file answer before the case is called for trial, the allegations of the complaint may be taken as admitted and judgment by default entered accordingly. The justice shall have authority to issue subpoenas for witnesses to enforce their attendance, and to punish for contempt.

Source: Art. 3981, unchanged.

Amended by order of Aug. 18, 1947, eff. Dec. 31, 1947: The sentence respecting judgment by default has been added and there has been minor textual change elsewhere.

Prior Amendments Future Amendments
Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941 Repealed by order of April 15, 2013, eff. Aug. 31, 2013.