§ 9:2800.61 Title; legislative intent
§ 9:2800.62 Definitions
§ 9:2800.63 Action for damages by persons other than the individual user
§ 9:2800.64 Action by individual users
§ 9:2800.65 Third parties not liable; nonassignment of cause of action
§ 9:2800.66 Level of offense; amount of liability
§ 9:2800.67 Joinder of actions
§ 9:2800.68 Comparative fault
§ 9:2800.69 Contribution by tortfeasors
§ 9:2800.70 Proof of liability
§ 9:2800.71 Defense; exclusion
§ 9:2800.72 Writ of attachment
§ 9:2800.73 Prescription
§ 9:2800.74 Stay of action by governmental entity
§ 9:2800.75 Actions between spouses
§ 9:2800.76 Exemplary damages

Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 9 > CODE TITLE V > Chapter 4

  • 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.
  • Bonds: means any debt obligations issued by any governmental unit, as hereinafter defined, and shall include, but not by way of limitation, the following: bonds, refunding bonds, notes, and certificates payable from and secured by (a) ad valorem and other taxes, (b) other revenues from whatever source derived, and (c) local or special assessments. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5121
  • 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.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Controlled substance: means a controlled dangerous substance as defined and covered by the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law, R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Illegal controlled substance: means cocaine, phencyclidine, heroin, or methamphetamine and any other illegal controlled dangerous substance the possession or distribution of which is a violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law, R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62
  • 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
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Individual user: means the individual whose use of an illegal controlled substance, that is not obtained directly from or pursuant to a valid prescription or order of a licensed physician or practitioner, which is the basis of an action brought under this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62
  • Level four offense: means the illegal possession with intent to distribute sixteen ounces or more, or the illegal distribution of four ounces or more, of an illegal controlled substance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62
  • Level one offense: means the illegal possession with intent to distribute less than four ounces or the illegal distribution of less than one ounce of an illegal controlled substance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62
  • Level three offense: means the illegal possession with intent to distribute  eight ounces or more but less than sixteen ounces, or the illegal distribution of two ounces or more, but less than four ounces, of an illegal controlled substance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62
  • Level two offense: means the illegal possession with intent to distribute four ounces or more but less than eight ounces, or the illegal distribution  of one ounce or more, but less than two ounces, of an illegal controlled substance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Marketing of an illegal controlled substance: means the possession with intent to distribute or distribution of a specified illegal controlled substance which is a violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law, R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Place of illegal activity: means , in relation to the individual user of an illegal controlled substance, each parish in which the individual illegally possesses or uses an illegal controlled substance during the period of the individual's use of an illegal controlled substance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62
  • Place of participation: means , in relation to a defendant in an action brought under this Chapter, each parish in which the person participates in the marketing of illegal controlled substances during the period of the person's participation in the marketing of illegal controlled substances. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Professional law corporation: means a corporation organized pursuant to this Chapter or the laws of any qualified state for the practice of law. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:801
  • Qualified person: means :

    (a)  A natural person of full age who is authorized pursuant to the law in this state or any qualified state to render professional legal services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:801

  • Qualified state: means any state other than Louisiana, or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia, which allows qualified persons authorized to render professional legal services in Louisiana and not in such other state, to own shares in a professional law corporation under its laws. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:801
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.