§ 851 Three modes of procedure; Book II governs ordinary proceedings
§ 852 Pleadings allowed; replicatory pleadings prohibited
§ 853 Caption of pleadings; adoption by reference; exhibits
§ 854 Form of pleading
§ 855 Pleading special matters; capacity
§ 856 Same; fraud, mistake, or condition of the mind
§ 857 Same; suspensive conditions
§ 858 Same; official document or act
§ 859 Same; judgment or decision
§ 860 Same; time and place
§ 861 Same; special damage
§ 862 Relief granted under pleadings; sufficiency of prayer
§ 863 Signing of pleadings; effect
§ 864 Attorney subject to disciplinary action
§ 865 Construction of pleadings

Terms Used In Louisiana Codes > Code of Civil Procedure > BOOK II > Title I > Chapter 1 - General Dispositions

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Child: means a person under eighteen years of age who has not been judicially emancipated under Civil Code Article 385 or emancipated by marriage under Civil Code Articles 379 through 384. See Louisiana Children's Code 1552
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Death: means that in the announced opinion of a physician, based on ordinary standards of approved medical practice, the child has experienced an irreversible cessation of spontaneous respiratory and circulatory functions. See Louisiana Children's Code 1552
  • Declaration: means a written and witnessed document voluntarily made by the declarant, authorizing the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures for a child, in accordance with the requirements of this Chapter. See Louisiana Children's Code 1552
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • officiant: is a person authorized by law to perform marriage ceremonies. See Louisiana Children's Code 1544
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.