Effect of new debtor’s default upon original debtor

Upon the proposal of a third person, a new debt or substituted the original
debtor without the latter’s consent. The creditor accepted the substitution. Later, however, the new debtor became insolvent and defaulted in his obligation. What is the effect of the new debtor’s default upon the original debtor?

A. The original debtor is freed of liability since novation took place and this
relieved him of his obligation.
B. The original debtor shall pay or perform the obliga tion with recourse to the
new debtor.
C. The original debtor remains liable since he gave no consent to the
substitution.
D. The original debtor shall pay or perform 50% of the obligation to avoid unjust enrichment on his part.

the answer is letter D

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