2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:2562.2 - Civil jurisdiction

§2562.2. Civil jurisdiction

A. Subject to the limitations provided in R.S. 13:2562.4, this court has civil jurisdiction concurrent with that of the district court, within its territorial boundaries, when the amount in dispute, or the value of the property involved, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars, exclusive of interest, costs, and attorney fees and in suits for possession of leased premises when the amount of the rental does not exceed the jurisdictional amounts provided in Code of Civil Procedure Article 4844(A); and in case of any reconventional demand, intervention, or third-party opposition filed in the court and necessarily connected with or growing out of the main demand, the court shall be divested of jurisdiction over the main demand and all of the incidental demands when the amount in dispute or the value of the property involved in the reconventional demand, intervention, or third-party opposition exceeds twenty thousand dollars, exclusive of interest, costs, and attorney fees, and the case shall be removed to the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court.

B. This court has civil jurisdiction concurrent with that of the district court in cases or proceedings instituted by the state, a parish, a municipality, or other political subdivision of the state for injunctive relief or other civil relief for the cessation or abatement of any acts or practices committed within the court's territorial jurisdiction which may violate any parish or municipal ordinance or any state law. In such case, the court shall have jurisdiction irrespective of the amount in dispute or the value of the property involved.

Acts 1966, No. 5, §2, eff. June 9, 1966, at 1:45 P.M. Amended by Acts 1977, No. 297, §1; Acts 1986, No. 1038, §2; Acts 1987, No. 448, §1, eff. July 9, 1987; Acts 1992, No. 939, §2; Acts 1997, No. 1262, §1; Acts 2001, No. 1152, §1; Acts 2004, No. 121, §1, eff. June 4, 2004.

NOTE: See Acts 1987, No. 448, §3.

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