§ 48:2170 Short title
§ 48:2171 Purpose; findings; determinations
§ 48:2172 Definitions
§ 48:2173 Creation of compacts; jurisdiction
§ 48:2174 Liability
§ 48:2175 Directors
§ 48:2176 Compensation of directors
§ 48:2177 Conflict of interest; ethics code
§ 48:2178 Right of public agencies to material
§ 48:2179 Establish feasibility; prior written approval
§ 48:2180 General grant of powers and duties
§ 48:2181 State-designated projects; department approvals
§ 48:2182 Acquisition of lands and property
§ 48:2183 Public utilities
§ 48:2184 Levy special benefit assessments
§ 48:2185 Local option
§ 48:2186 Contracts; construction and law enforcement
§ 48:2187 Bonds
§ 48:2188 Chapter supplemental; liberal construction
§ 48:2189 Cessation of railway; conveyance of project

Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 48 > Chapter 35

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Attack: means any attack or series of attacks by an enemy of the United States causing or which may cause, substantial damage or injury to civilian property or persons in the United States in any manner by sabotage or by the use of bombs, missiles, shellfire, or atomic, radiological, chemical, bacteriological or biological means or other weapons or processes. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:1403
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • 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.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Emergency interim successor: means a person designated pursuant to this Part, in the event the officer is unavailable, to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of an office until a successor is appointed or elected and qualified as may be provided by the constitution, statutes, charters and ordinances or until the lawful incumbent is able to resume the exercise of the powers and discharge the duties of the office. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:1403
  • 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
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • 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.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • 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.
  • Office: includes all local offices, the powers and duties of which are defined by the constitution, statutes, charters, and ordinances. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:1403
  • 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.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Political subdivision: includes parishes, municipalities, districts and other public subdivisions and entities, whether organized and existing under charter or general law. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:1403
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • 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.
  • Unavailable: means either that a vacancy in office exists and there is no deputy authorized to exercise all of the powers and discharge the duties of the office, or that the lawful incumbent of the office including any deputy exercising the powers and discharging the duties of an office because of a vacancy and his duly authorized deputy are absent or unable to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the office. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:1403
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.