Section 8-3-10

Control of judgment by endorser upon payment of debt.

(a) Every endorser who shall pay off and discharge the debt on which he is endorser, either pending the action or after judgment, whether the judgment be joint against the principal and all the endorsers or several against such, shall be entitled to control the judgment and execution founded thereon against the principal and all prior endorsers in the same manner, upon the same proof and under the same circumstances as provided in the case of sureties.

(b) If such endorser shall collect the same of a prior endorser, such prior endorser shall have the same control of the judgment or judgments against the principal or any endorser prior to him.

(Code 1907, §5393; Code 1923, §9552; Code 1940, T. 9, §86.)