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But there shall be no reversal in either court on such writ of error for error in ruling any plea in abatement, other than a plea to the jurisdiction of the court, or such plea to a petition or bill in equity, as in the nature of a demurrer, or for any error in fact.
From the outset, courts have disfavored resolving an action on a plea in abatement, as it turns on procedure rather than the merits of the action.
104) Conversely, a court may grant a stay where a plea in abatement could not be sustained.