§ 51:2601 Title
§ 51:2602 A. The legislature finds and declares that persons in this state who seek a place to live should be able to find such housing whenever it is available. Further, in many localities th
§ 51:2603 Definitions
§ 51:2604 Prohibitions; applicability; exceptions
§ 51:2605 Exemptions
§ 51:2606 Discrimination in sale or rental of housing and other prohibited practices
§ 51:2607 Discrimination in residential real estate related transactions
§ 51:2608 Discrimination in provision of brokerage services
§ 51:2609 Interference, coercion, or intimidation
§ 51:2610 Administration
§ 51:2611 Enforcement
§ 51:2612 Right to examine and copy evidence; summoning witnesses and documents and taking testimony; right to counsel; court aid; process; service and return; fees of witnesses
§ 51:2613 Enforcement by private persons
§ 51:2614 Enforcement by attorney general

Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 51 > Chapter 43 - Louisiana Equal Housing Opportunity Act

  • Aggrieved person: includes any person who:

    (a)  Claims to have been injured by a discriminatory housing practice; or

    (b)  Believes that he will be injured by a discriminatory housing practice that is about to occur. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2603

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Complainant: means that person who files a complaint pursuant to R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2603
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conciliation: means the attempted resolution of issues raised by a complaint, or by the investigation of such complaint, through informal negotiations involving the aggrieved person, the respondent, and the attorney general or his designee. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2603
  • Conciliation agreement: means a written agreement setting forth the resolution of the issues in conciliation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2603
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Disability: means , with respect to a person:

    (i)  A physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person's major life activities. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2603

  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Discriminatory housing practice: means an act that is unlawful pursuant to R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2603
  • Dwelling: means any building, structure, or portion thereof which is occupied as, or designed or intended for occupancy as, a residence by one or more families, and any vacant land which is offered for sale or lease for the construction or location thereon at any such building, structure, or portion thereof. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2603
  • 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
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • 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.
  • Familial status: means one or more individuals, who have not attained the age of eighteen years, being domiciled with:

    (i)  A parent or another person having legal custody of such individual or individuals; or

    (ii)  The designee of such parent or other person having such custody, with the written permission of such parent or other person. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2603

  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • 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
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Person: includes one or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint stock companies, trusts, unincorporated organizations, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, and fiduciaries. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2603
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Respondent: means the person or other entity accused in a complaint of a discriminatory housing practice, or, any other person or entity identified in the course of an investigation and notified that they are a respondent who shall be joined in the complaint. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2603
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.