Louisiana Laws > Revised Statutes > Title 13 > Chapter 18 > § 13:3876 - Storage of seized property; nonpayment of charges; sale of property; suspensive appeal
Current as of: 2009
Amended by Acts 1964, No. 159.
Whenever movable property under seizure has been stored in a sheriff's or constable's warehouse, and more than six months have elapsed without the payment, by the parties in interest, of any storage charges during that period, the sheriff or constable, as the case may be, shall proceed summarily by rule, in term time or in vacation, against the seizing plaintiff and the defendant and other parties, shown by the record to have an interest in the stored property, to show cause why the stored property should not be sold to pay and satisfy the storage charges, and other charges and commissions of the sheriff or constable. On the trial of such rule, the sheriff or constable shall be entitled to a judgment ordering the sale of the stored property, upon producing evidence that no storage charges have been paid thereon for a period in excess of six months. If any party to the suit cannot be served for any reason, he shall be represented by an attorney-at-law to be appointed by the court, and the return of the sheriff or constable that the party cannot be located for service, shall be sufficient authority for the appointment of an attorney-at-law. When the property is ordered sold, pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 13:3876 and 13:3877, it shall be sold by the sheriff or constable, as the case may be, without appraisement, to the highest bidder, for cash, after advertisement as required by law for the sale of movable property. No suspensive appeal shall be taken from any judgment ordering the sale of stored property, unless the party appealing furnish bond, with good and solvent surety, conditioned as the law directs, for double the amount of the charges, costs and commissions due the sheriff or constable. Prev | Next
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