149. The defendant must appear before the expiry of the delay fixed, by filing in the office of the court a written appearance signed by him or his attorney.
The prothonotary, at the oral request of the plaintiff and on the filing of the proof of service of the proceeding introductive of suit or, in the case provided for in article 198.1, the proof of the fulfillment of the conditions fixed therein, records the defendant’s default to appear, and issues a certificate thereof.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 80, a. 149; 1983, c. 28, s. 6; 1985, c. 29, s. 7.