2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:4102 - Executory process; bearer paper, movable or immovable property, authentic evidence; certification of documents

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:4102 (2017)

§4102. Executory process; bearer paper, movable or immovable property, authentic evidence; certification of documents

A. Whenever the holder of bearer paper, such as a note, bond, or other instrument evidencing an obligation secured by a mortgage or privilege on movable or immovable property, seeks to foreclose by executory process, all requirements for authentic evidence regarding the transfer, assignment, pledge, or negotiation shall be inapplicable, provided that all other requirements for authentic evidence have been satisfied.

B. Whenever the holder of a note, bond, or other instrument evidencing an obligation secured by a mortgage or privilege on movable property seeks to foreclose by executory process, the transfer, assignment, pledge, or negotiation of such document by private act, duly acknowledged in any manner provided by law, shall be deemed to be authentic evidence and in compliance with Code of Civil Procedure Article 2636.

C. Whenever the holder of a note, bond, or other instrument evidencing an obligation secured by a mortgage or privilege on movable property approves the sale of the property from one person to another, such approval may be made by private act, duly acknowledged in any manner provided by law, and shall be deemed to be authentic evidence and in compliance with Code of Civil Procedure Article 2636.

D.(1) Whenever the law requires a certified copy of any document, including a photographic, photostatic, or miniature photographic copy or reproduction of such document, for purposes of executory process, a notary public who has the original or a copy of such document on file in his office, custodian of notarial records, or clerk of court shall note on the copy of the document that it is a correct copy and may include words such as "certified copy", "true copy", or any other words which reasonably indicate that the copy of the document is a certified copy, and the copy so certified shall be deemed authentic evidence.

(2) A document containing a certificate reading substantially as follows shall satisfy the requirements of (1) above and shall be deemed authentic:

"STATE OF LOUISIANA ________________, Louisiana

PARISH OF ________________ ____________, (Date)

I, __________________________, (Custodian of Notarial Records, Clerk of Court, Notary Public) for the Parish of _____________________, State of Louisiana, do hereby certify that the attached documents are true and correct copies of ____________________________, dated the _____ day of _______________________, 19 _____, consisting of ______ pages (executed before, attached to ____________ executed before) __________________________________, a Notary Public of the Parish of ______________________, State of Louisiana, the original or certified copy of which document(s) is on file in my office.

Name _______________________

Title

Address"

Added by Acts 1982, No. 178, §1; Acts 1987, No. 855, §1, eff. July 20, 1987.

{{NOTE: SEE ACTS 1987, NO. 855, §2.}}

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