185. After the expiry of the delay for filing a defence or answer, the party against whom default has been taken can no longer do so, unless with the consent of the opposite party or the authorization of the judge or prothonotary.
The default certificate may be obtained from the prothonotary at the oral request of the plaintiff or defendant, as the case may be. The plaintiff shall not obtain the default certificate unless he files 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.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 80, a. 185; 1969, c. 81, s. 5; 1983, c. 28, s. 7; 1985, c. 29, s. 8.