Terms Used In Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure 854

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.

Art. 854.  Form of pleading

No technical forms of pleading are required.

All allegations of fact of the petition, exceptions, or answer shall be simple, concise, and direct, and shall be set forth in numbered paragraphs.  As far as practicable, the contents of each paragraph shall be limited to a single set of circumstances.