2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 42 — Public officers and employees
RS 42:1441 — Liability for acts of public employees


LA Rev Stat § 42:1441 What's This?

CHAPTER 23. LIABILITY FOR ACTS OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

§1441. Limitation on the liability of the state of Louisiana

A. The state of Louisiana shall not be liable for any damage caused by a district attorney, coroner, assessor, sheriff, clerk of court, or public officer of a political subdivision within the course and scope of his official duties, or damage caused by an employee of a district attorney, coroner, assessor, sheriff, clerk of court, or public officer of a political subdivision.

B. The provisions of Subsection A hereof are not intended to and shall not be construed to affect any personal liability which may arise from damage caused by any public officer of a political subdivision, or by a district attorney, coroner, assessor, sheriff, clerk of court, or the employee of any such public officer, nor shall the provisions of said Subsection A be construed to amend or repeal R.S. 13:5108.1.

C. For the purposes of this Section, "political subdivision" means a parish, municipality, and any other unit of local government, including a school board and a special district, authorized by law to perform governmental functions.

Added by Acts 1978, No. 318, §2.

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