2015 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:850 - Facsimile transmission; filings in civil actions; fees; equipment and supplies

LA Rev Stat § 13:850 (2015) What's This?

§850. Facsimile transmission; filings in civil actions; fees; equipment and supplies

A. Any paper in a civil action may be filed with the court by facsimile transmission. All clerks of court shall make available for their use equipment to accommodate facsimile filing in civil actions. Filing shall be deemed complete at the time that the facsimile transmission is received and a receipt of transmission has been transmitted to the sender by the clerk of court. The facsimile when filed has the same force and effect as the original.

B. Within seven days, exclusive of legal holidays, after the clerk of court has received the transmission, the party filing the document shall forward the following to the clerk:

(1) The original signed document.

(2) The applicable filing fee, if any.

(3) A transmission fee of five dollars.

C. If the party fails to comply with the requirements of Subsection B, the facsimile filing shall have no force or effect. The various district courts may provide by court rule for other matters related to filings by facsimile transmission.

D. The clerk may purchase equipment and supplies necessary to accommodate facsimile filings out of the clerk's salary fund.

Acts 1991, No. 463, §1; Acts 1995, No. 1119, §1; Acts 2012, No. 826, §1.

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