Section 6-8-84

Effect of statute of limitations.

When the defendant pleads a counterclaim to the plaintiff's demand, to which the plaintiff replies the statute of limitations, the defendant is nevertheless entitled to his counterclaim, where it was a legal subsisting claim at the time the right of action accrued to the plaintiff on the claim in the action.

(Code 1867, §2647; Code 1876, §2996; Code 1886, §2682; Code 1896, §3732; Code 1907, §5863; Code 1923, §10177; Code 1940, T. 7, §355.)