Terms Used In Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure 853

  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.

Art. 853. Caption of pleadings; adoption by reference; exhibits

            Every pleading shall contain a caption setting forth the name of the court, the title and number of the action, and a designation of the pleading. The title of the action shall state the name of the first party on each side with an appropriate indication of other parties.

            A statement in a pleading may be adopted by reference in a different part of the same pleading or in another pleading in the same court. A copy of any written instrument that is an exhibit to a pleading is a part thereof.

            Acts 2018, No. 195, §1.