Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.72

  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.

A person authorized to  file an action under this Chapter may seek a writ of attachment pursuant to the provisions of Code of Civil Procedure Articles 3501 et seq. against all assets of a defendant sufficient to satisfy a potential award, except an asset named in or seized pursuant to a forfeiture action by the state or federal agency before a plaintiff commences an action pursuant to this Chapter, unless the asset is released by the agency that seized it.

Acts 1997, No. 719, §1.