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Rule 747. Trial (1943)


If no jury is demanded by either party, the justice shall try the case. If a jury is demanded by either party, the jury shall be empaneled and sworn as in other cases; and after hearing the evidence it shall return its verdict in favor of the plaintiff or the defendant as it shall find. If the defendant fails to enter an appearance or file an answer in the justice court before the case is called for trial, the justice may enter judgment by default.

Amended by order of June 16, 1943, eff. Dec. 31, 1943: The last sentence above, taken from old Art. 3985, as amended, has been added.

Prior Amendments Future Amendments
Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941 June 10, 1980, eff. Jan. 1, 1981
  Repealed by order of April 15, 2013, eff. Aug. 31, 2013.