§ 15:1351 Short title
§ 15:1352 A. As used in this Chapter, “racketeering activity” means committing, attempting to commit, conspiring to commit, or soliciting, coercing, or intimidating another person to commit an
§ 15:1353 Prohibited activities
§ 15:1354 Penalties
§ 15:1355 Arrest; warrant
§ 15:1356 A.(1) All property, immovable or movable, including money, used in the course of, intended for use in the course of, derived from, or realized through, conduct in violation of a prov

Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 15 > CODE TITLE XXX > Chapter 11

  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Authority: shall mean the political subdivision and body politic and corporate created, organized and existing pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter, or if the Authority shall be abolished, the board, body, commission, department or officer succeeding to the principal functions thereof or to whom the powers given by this chapter may be given by law. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:4545.3
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Enterprise: means any individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or other legal entity, or any unchartered association, or group of individuals associated in fact and includes unlawful as well as lawful enterprises and governmental as well as other entities. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1352
  • 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.
  • Excessive: means the rate charged for the health insurance coverage causes the premium or premiums charged for the health insurance coverage to be unreasonably high in relation to the benefits provided under the particular product. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Federal review threshold: means any rate increase that results in a ten percent or greater rate increase, or such other threshold as required by federal law or regulation or any rate that, when combined with all rate increases and decreases during the previous twelve-month period, would result in an aggregate ten percent or greater rate increase. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • health insurance coverage: means services consisting of medical care, provided directly, through insurance or reimbursement, or otherwise, and including items and services paid for as medical care under any hospital or medical service policy or certificate, hospital or medical service plan contract, preferred provider organization, or health maintenance organization contract offered by a health insurance issuer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Health insurance issuer: means any entity that offers health insurance coverage through a policy, certificate of insurance, or subscriber agreement subject to state law that regulates the business of insurance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Inadequate: means rates for a particular product are clearly insufficient to sustain projected losses and expenses, or the use of such rates. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Index rate: means the average rate resulting from the estimated combined claims experience for all Essential Health Benefits, pursuant to 42 U. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Individual market: means the market for health insurance coverage offered to individuals other than in connection with a group health plan. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Insured: includes any policyholder, including a dependent, enrollee, subscriber, or member, who is covered through any policy or subscriber agreement offered by a health insurance issuer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • 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.
  • large employer: means , in connection with a group health plan with respect to a calendar year and a plan year, an employer who employed an average of at least fifty-one employees on business days during the preceding calendar year and who employs at least two employees on the first day of the plan year. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • 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.
  • Medical loss ratio: means the ratio of expected incurred benefits to expected earned premium over the time period of coverage, subject to the requirements of federal law, regulation, or rule. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • 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.
  • Particular product: means a basic insurance policy form, certificate, or subscriber agreement delineating the terms, provisions, and conditions of a specific type of coverage or benefit under a particular type of contract with a discrete set of rating and pricing methodologies that a health insurance issuer offers in the state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • 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.
  • Pattern of racketeering activity: means engaging in at least two incidents of racketeering activity that have the same or similar intents, results, principals, victims, or methods of commission or otherwise are interrelated by distinguishing characteristics and are not isolated incidents, provided at least one of such incidents occurs after August 21, 1992, and that the last of such incidents occurs within five years after a prior incident of racketeering activity. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1352
  • person: includes a body of persons, whether incorporated or not. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 1:10
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Project: shall mean any system or facilities proposed, existing or under construction within the state for the generation, transmission, transformation or supply of electric power and energy by any means whatsoever, or for the development, production, manufacture, procurement, handling, transportation, storage, fabrication, enrichment, processing or reprocessing of fuel of any kind or any facility or rights with respect to the supply of water, any interest therein, securities issued in connection with the financing thereof and any right to output, capacity or services thereof, but does not include facilities for the distribution of electric energy for retail sale. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:4545.3
  • racketeering activity: means committing, attempting to commit, conspiring to commit, or soliciting, coercing, or intimidating another person to commit any crime that is punishable under the following provisions of Title 14 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law, or the Louisiana Securities Law:

                (1) R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1352

  • Rate: means the rate initially filed or filed as a result of determination of rates by a health insurance issuer for a particular product. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • rate increase: includes a premium volume-weighted average increase for all insureds for the aggregate rate changes during the twelve-month period preceding the proposed rate increase effective date. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • revenue bonds: shall mean bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness of the Authority issued by the authority pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:4545.3
  • small employer: means any person, firm, corporation, partnership, trust, or association actively engaged in business which has employed an average of at least one but not more than fifty employees on business days during the preceding calendar year and who employs at least one employee on the first day of the plan year. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • State: shall mean the State of Louisiana, and

    8. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:4545.3

  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Unfairly discriminatory: means rates that result in premium differences between insureds within similar risk categories that do not reasonably correspond to differences in expected costs. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Unit: shall mean any governmental unit, any investor-owned electric power company and any electric cooperative association or corporation and, in addition, any state, any department, institution, commission, public instrumentality or political subdivision of any state, or of the United States presently owning a system or facilities for the generation, transmission or distribution of electric power and energy for public and private uses. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:4545.3
  • Unjustified: means a rate for which a health insurance issuer has provided data or documentation to the department in connection with rates for a particular product that is incomplete, inadequate, or otherwise does not provide a basis upon which the reasonableness of the rate may be determined or is otherwise inadequate insofar as the rate charged is clearly insufficient to sustain projected losses and expenses. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Unreasonable: means any rate that contains a provision or provisions that are any of the following:

                (a) Excessive. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091

  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.