2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 22:548 — No personal liability
§548. No personal liability
A. The officers and members of the supreme governing body or any subordinate body of a society shall not be personally liable for any benefits provided by a society.
B.(1) Any person who, by reason of the fact that he is or was a director, officer, employee, or agent of any society or of any firm, corporation, or organization which he served in any capacity at the request of any society, incurs reasonable expenses or the imposition of liabilities, or both, arising out of any action, suit, or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative, or investigative, or threat thereof, may be indemnified and reimbursed by that society for such expenses and liabilities. A person shall not be so indemnified or reimbursed in relation to any matter in such action, suit, or proceeding as to which he shall finally be adjudged to be or has been guilty of breach of a duty as a director, officer, employee, or agent of the society, or in relation to any matter in such action, suit, or proceeding, or threat thereof, which has been made the subject of a compromise settlement, unless in either such case the person acted in good faith for a purpose the person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the society and, in a criminal action or proceeding, in addition, had no reasonable cause to believe that his conduct was unlawful.
(2) The determination whether the conduct of such person met the standard required in order to justify indemnification and reimbursement in relation to any matter described may only be made by the supreme governing body or board of directors by a majority vote of a quorum consisting of persons who were not parties to such action, suit, or proceeding or by a court of competent jurisdiction. The termination of any action, suit, or proceeding by judgment, order, settlement, conviction, or upon a plea of no contest, as to such person shall not in itself create a conclusive presumption that the person did not meet the standard of conduct required in order to justify indemnification and reimbursement. The foregoing right of indemnification and reimbursement shall not be exclusive of other rights to which such person may be entitled as a matter of law and shall inure to the benefit of his heirs, executors, and administrators.
C. A society shall have the power to purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any person who is or was a director, officer, employee, or agent of the society, or who is or was serving at the request of the society as a director, officer, employee, or agent of any other firm, corporation, or organization against any liability asserted against such person and incurred by him in any such capacity or arising out of his status as such, whether the society would have the power to indemnify the person against such liability under this Section.
Acts 1958, No. 125; Acts 1987, No. 470, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1988.
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