2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:4869 - Motion for court order to produce documents; listing of documents; inspection; objections

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:4869 (2017)

§4869. Motion for court order to produce documents; listing of documents; inspection; objections

Irrespective of the right to apply for subpoena duces tecum, the plaintiff may apply to the court by motion for an order that the defendant or any other party file within the time to be fixed in the order a sworn list of all documents, including books, records, accounts, and papers, which are, or which have been, in his possession or control, as principal, agent or fiduciary, relating to the matter with respect to which the action is pending. The order may be directed to a corporation, domestic or foreign. If such order is made, the documents shall be listed with sufficient description for identification, in two schedules: (1) all those which the party is willing to produce, and the name and address of the party in whose possession or control each such document is; and (2) all those which party is not willing to produce, with a statement of the reasons for his objection to the production thereof, and with the name and address of the party in whose possession or control each such document is. The plaintiff may inspect and obtain copies and photographs of the documents listed in Schedule 1 at any time not inconvenient to the party having possession thereof. The plaintiff may apply to the court by motion for an order that any or all of the documents listed in Schedule 2 be produced for inspection and to be copied and photographed by the plaintiff at a time and place and in the manner to be fixed by the order.

No document required to be listed by a defendant, which is not listed, or which is listed in Schedule 1 and is not produced when reasonable demand is made for it, or which is listed in Schedule 2 and is not produced when an order for its production is made, shall be admissible in evidence at the instance of such defendant in any other action between the plaintiff and him.

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