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Rule 800. Proof Ex Parte
If the defendant has been cited only by publication, and fails to appear and answer by himself, or by attorney of his own selection, or if any defendant, having answered, fails to appear by himself or attorney when the case is called for trial on its merits, the plaintiff shall make such proof as will entitle him prima facie to recover, whereupon the proper judgment shall be entered.
Source: Art. 7384.
Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941.