Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.69

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Person: means a natural person, governmental entity, or corporation, partnership,  firm, trust, or incorporated or unincorporated association, existing under or authorized by the laws of this state, another state, or a foreign country. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62

A person subject to liability under this Chapter has a right of action for contribution against another person subject to liability under this Chapter.  Contribution may be enforced either in the original action or by a separate action brought for that purpose.  A person may seek recovery in accordance with this Chapter and as otherwise provided by law against a person against whom a defendant has asserted a right of contribution.

Acts 1997, No. 719, §1.