2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 42 — Public officers and employees
RS 42:190 — Release of surety for cause; new bond


LA Rev Stat § 42:190 What's This?

§190. Release of surety for cause; new bond

Whenever a surety on any official bond has good cause to fear that the public officer will render him liable by reason of his misfeasance, malfeasance or neglect of official duties, the surety may, by rule upon the officer cause him to appear before any court of competent jurisdiction to show cause why the surety should not be released from further liability upon the bond.

The public officer shall be allowed ten days after service of the rule within which to answer, and upon the trial of the rule, if the court is satisfied that the apprehensions of the surety are well founded, a decree shall be entered requiring the officer to execute a new bond within a time fixed by the court of not less than ten days nor more than twenty days after final judgment, and further decreeing the release of the surety from all liability upon the bond after the expiration of the time allowed to give a new bond.

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