2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:5829 - Constable entitled to security; refusal to act in absence of security or advancement

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:5829 (2017)

§5829. Constable entitled to security; refusal to act in absence of security or advancement

Each constable may demand security for his costs and actual expenses, or he may demand a deposit to cover his costs, but in all cases, any party requiring the official service to be performed by either constable may advance the fees for such services. The constable shall perform the same as far as the advance may go. In case the party interested in having the official services performed fails to secure or advance the fees as above provided, the constable shall not be required to perform the services, but shall notify the party and return the process into court, with the reason thereof, and his failure so to do shall render him liable for any damage that may result to the party from his failure to perform the services.

Added by Acts 1978, No. 461, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1979; Redesignated from R.S. 33:1739 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §3.

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