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The DC Code: § 13-503 Action against principal and sureties.

Index13 Procedure Generally. (Refs & Annos)

In an action against principal and sureties, an indebtedness of the plaintiff to the principal may be set off by counterclaim as if he were the sole defendant. When the indebtedness so set off exceeds the plaintiff's demand, the judgment for the excess shall be in favor of the defendant who is sued as principal.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 13-503. 1973 Ed., § 13-503. DC CODE § 13-503 Current through December 11, 2012


(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 516, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1.)