117. The object of the demand and the causes thereof must be stated in the writ or in a declaration annexed to it.
In every action on an account for goods sold and delivered or for services rendered, a detailed account must be served on the defendant, unless it is incorporated in the writ or declaration. The defendant cannot be forced to plead before such service, and if he then confesses judgment or pays the claim, he cannot be forced to pay more costs than if the account had been served with the writ.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 80, a. 117; 1994, c. 28, s. 4.