§ 9-25-18. Setoff of judgments and execution for balance.
Whenever any court shall render final judgment for debts or damages in two (2) or more personal actions pending at the same time, in which the parties shall be reversed, and shall sue and be sued in the same right and capacity, the court shall set off the debts or damages recovered in the judgments and, provided no execution has already been issued upon either judgment, shall issue execution for the balance only, in favor of the party to whom it shall be due, with costs, if costs were recovered, and for costs only, if no balance upon the setoff is left; and a separate execution shall be issued in favor of the other party for costs, if costs were recovered by him or her; provided, that in every such case hereby provided for, the court shall have power to make such orders as may be required to carry out the intent of this section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 435; G.L. 1909, ch. 294, § 9; G.L. 1923, ch. 344, § 9; G.L. 1938, ch. 552, § 22; G.L. 1956, § 9-25-18.)