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      RS 40:2115.16     


§2115.16.  Decision; appeal

A.(1)  The attorney general shall review the completed application in accordance with the criteria set forth in R.S. 40:2115.17.  Within sixty days after receipt of a completed application, the attorney general shall either:

(a)  Approve the acquisition, with or without specific modifications.

(b)  Disapprove the acquisition.

(2)  If the attorney general does not act within sixty days after receipt of an application, the application is deemed approved.

(3)  If the attorney general disapproves the acquisition, he shall seek, from a court of competent jurisdiction, within the time allowed, an order enjoining the acquisition.  The court shall grant the injunction, following a hearing, if it finds that the acquisition does not substantially comply with the criteria set forth in R.S. 40:2115.17 and 2115.18.  In the event that the seller, purchaser, or attorney general disagrees with the court's decision, they may appeal as otherwise provided by law.

B.  Any applicant aggrieved by a final decision of the attorney general may, within thirty days after notification of such action, appeal suspensively to the district court for the parish of East Baton Rouge.  A record of all proceedings before the attorney general shall be made and kept on file with the attorney general.  The attorney general shall transmit to the district court a certified copy of the record.  The district court shall try the appeal de novo.

Acts 1997, No. 1371, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1998.

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