Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:3185

  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • person: includes a body of persons, whether incorporated or not. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 1:10
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.

A.  In addition to or in lieu of the administrative sanctions provided in this Chapter, the board may issue an order to any person or firm engaged in any activity, conduct, or practice constituting a violation of any provision of this Chapter directing such person or firm to cease and desist from such activity, conduct, or practice. Such order shall be issued in the name of the state under the official seal of the board.

B.  Upon a proper showing by the board that such person or firm has engaged in any activity, conduct, or practice prohibited by this Chapter, the court shall issue a temporary restraining order restraining the person or firm from engaging in unlawful activity, conduct, or practices pending a hearing on the preliminary injunction and in due course a permanent injunction shall issue after a hearing commanding the cessation of the unlawful activity, conduct, or practices complained of, all without bond being required of the board. Such temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, or permanent injunction issued shall not be subject to being released on bond.

C.  If the person or firm to whom the board directs a cease and desist order does not cease and desist the prohibited activity, conduct, or practice within ten days from service of such order by certified mail, the board may cause a writ of injunction to be issued in any court of competent jurisdiction and proper venue enjoining such person or firm from engaging in any activity, conduct, or practice prohibited by this Chapter.

Acts 1999, No. 426, §1.