2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:1213.1 - Payment of costs in lump sum

§1213.1. Payment of costs in lump sum

In lieu of the fees enumerated in R.S. 13:1213 or otherwise set by the judges of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, the judges of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans may authorize the clerk of the Civil District Court to demand and receive from plaintiffs and defendants a fee to cover the cost of all pleadings filed respectively by the plaintiff and by the defendant. Such fee shall be in an amount set by the judges of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, sitting en banc, and may vary according to the type of lawsuit filed. Different fees may be established for the plaintiff and for the defendant. Upon the filing of initial pleadings by the plaintiff, the clerk shall collect the fee from the plaintiff, and no further or additional fees shall be demanded by the clerk from the plaintiff upon the filing of subsequent pleadings by the plaintiff. Upon the filing of initial pleadings by the defendant, the clerk shall collect the fee from the defendant, and no further or additional fees shall be demanded by the clerk from the defendant upon the filing of subsequent pleadings by the defendant.

Added by Acts 1974, No. 606, §1.

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