Section 6-6-290

Effect of judgment by default.

A judgment by default against a defendant is an admission of title in the plaintiff, but to recover costs against the defendant, the plaintiff must prove defendant's possession of the premises, or some part thereof, at the commencement of the action.

(Code 1852, §2218; Code 1867, §2619; Code 1876, §2968; Code 1886, §2708; Code 1896, §1548; Code 1907, §3852; Code 1923, §7466; Code 1940, T. 7, §951.)