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Rule 590. New Matter May Be Pleaded
Either party may plead any new matter in the county or district court which was not presented in the court below, but no new ground of recovery shall be set up by the plaintiff, nor shall any set off or counter claim be set up by the defendant which was not pleaded in the court below. The pleading thereof shall be in writing and filed in the cause before the parties have announced ready for trial.
Source: Art. 958.
Change: “Ground of recovery” substituted for “cause of action.”Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941.