Bailey v. Louisiana & N.W.R. Co – Case Brief Summary (Louisiana)

In Bailey v. Louisiana & N.W.R. Co., 159 La. 576, 105 So. 626, 628 (1925), the court held:

A judgment for money does not create a debt; it only recognizes the obligation and makes it executory. . A judgment debtor may take the debt itself out of prescription or prevent or interrupt the prescription by acknowledging or promising to pay the debt even though the judgment be allowed to prescribe. That is made plain by the law which excludes parol evidence for the purpose.