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Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 12 > Chapter 1 > Part 14 > Subpart B

  • Administrator: means any person, except an employee of an administrator, who directly or indirectly solicits or effects coverage of, underwrites, collects charges or premiums from, or adjusts or settles claims on residents of this state in connection with debt waiver or debt forgiveness agreements. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:969.6
  • agent: means any person licensed by the commission whose duties include the sale of a debt waiver or debt forgiveness agreement on behalf of the administrator. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:969.6
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • 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.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Commission: means the Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:969.6
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Consumer: means a natural person who enters into a consumer loan or consumer credit sale of a motor vehicle to be used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:969.6
  • Consumer credit insurance: means insurance, other than insurance on property, by which the satisfaction of debt in whole or in part is a benefit provided, but does not include insurance indemnifying the extender of credit against loss due to the debtor's default and non-filing insurance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:969.6
  • Consumer credit sale: means the sale of a motor vehicle on credit under which the seller acquires a purchase money security interest in the purchased vehicle, and incident to which a credit service charge is charged and the consumer is permitted to defer all or part of the purchase price or other consideration in two or more installments excluding the down payment. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:969.6
  • Consumer loan: means a loan of money or its equivalent made by a lender, the proceeds of which are used by the consumer to purchase or refinance the purchase of a motor vehicle, or which proceeds are used for personal, family, or household purposes, including debts created by the use of a lender credit card, revolving loan account, or similar arrangement, as well as insurance premium financing, with the lender acquiring a purchase money security interest in the purchased motor vehicle. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:969.6
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contract: means the consumer's retail installment contract, note, agreement, or other evidence of indebtedness executed in connection with a motor vehicle credit transaction. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:969.6
  • Credit service charge: means the sum of the following:

    (i)  All charges payable directly or indirectly by the consumer and imposed directly or indirectly by the seller as a requirement of the extension of credit, including any of the following types of charges that are applicable: interest; time price differential; service; carrying or other charge, however denominated; points and discount fees; and premium or other charge for any guarantee or insurance protecting the extender of credit against the consumer's default or other credit loss. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:969.6

  • creditor: means a seller in a consumer credit sale, or a lender in a consumer loan. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:969.6
  • debt forgiveness: is a n agreement whereby an extender of credit agrees with the consumer to waive any unpaid balance on a consumer loan, consumer credit sale or lease due to physical damage, total loss or constructive loss or unrecovered theft to the covered collateral secured by an eligible security device. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:969.6
  • 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
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Finance charge: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. The Truth in Lending Act requires disclosure of the finance charge. Source: OCC
  • GAP coverage: means a contract or insurance policy that covers a consumer's deficiency balance between the net payoff of the consumer's loan retail installment sales contract at the time of a loss and the amount paid by the consumer's primary insurance after a vehicle is deemed a total loss due to any direct or accidental physical damages or unrecovered theft which may be in the form of the following:

    (a)  Guaranteed auto protection offered by a property and casualty company licensed and regulated by the Department of Insurance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:969.6

  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Insurer: means an insurance company licensed, registered, or otherwise authorized to do business under the insurance laws of this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:969.6
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Lender: means the originator of credit under a consumer loan, as well as any assignee or transferee of the consumer's contract. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:969.6
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Loan finance charge: means the sum of the following:

    (i)  All charges payable directly or indirectly by the consumer and imposed directly or indirectly by the lender as a requirement of the extension of credit, including any of the following types of charges that are applicable:  interest, and any amount payable under a point, discount, or other system of charges, however denominated. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:969.6

  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Motor vehicle: means any new or used transportation device, including automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles that are operated over the public highways and the streets of this state, but does not include traction engines, boat trailers, road rollers, implements of husbandry, and other agricultural vehicles. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:969.6
  • Motor vehicle credit transaction: means a consumer loan or a consumer credit sale involving a Louisiana consumer, or that is otherwise made subject to this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:969.6
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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.
  • Open-end credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or revolving credit.) Source: OCC
  • person: includes a body of persons, whether incorporated or not. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 1:10
  • Person: means an individual or corporation, partnership, limited liability company, trust, association, joint venture pool, syndicate, sole proprietorship, unincorporated organization, or any other form of entity not specifically listed herein. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:969.6
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Revolving credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or open-end credit.) Source: OCC
  • Seller: means the seller of a motor vehicle, including the seller of a motor vehicle under a consumer credit sale, as well as any assignee or transferee of the consumer's contract. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:969.6
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Supervised financial organization: means a banking, thrift, or similar organization organized, certified, and supervised by an agency of the United States of America, the state of Louisiana, or any other state pursuant to the banking, currency, and related laws of the United States of America, the state of Louisiana, or any other state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:969.6
  • Truth in Lending Act: The Truth in Lending Act is a federal law that requires lenders to provide standardized information so that borrowers can compare loan terms. In general, lenders must provide information on Source: OCC