2011 Louisiana Laws
Civil Code
CC 3420 — Treasure

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Art. 3420. Treasure

One who finds a treasure in a thing that belongs to him or to no one acquires ownership of the treasure. If the treasure is found in a thing belonging to another, half of the treasure belongs to the finder and half belongs to the owner of the thing in which it was found.

A treasure is a movable hidden in another thing, movable or immovable, for such a long time that its owner cannot be determined.

Acts 1982, No. 187, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1983.

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