Owners of Legal Entities Gain Expanded Right to Present Legal Defense

09 September 2010 | Blog | 211 Comments

Louisiana Legislative Act No. 24, which was signed by the Governor on May 26, 2010, amended La. R.S. 37:212, to expand the right of legal entities to present a legal defense in civil matters, without legal counsel, in courts of limited jurisdiction, as long as the defense is presented by a partner, shareholder, officer, employee, or agent of the entity.

[Traditionally, owners of legal entities have been restricted from representing the corporation, partnership or LLC, without legal counsel.  Now, at least in matters filed in small claims court or city court, the owners have the option of defending the matter without incurring the expense of legal counsel.]

La. Leg. Act No. 24

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