2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:2563.2 - Civil jurisdiction; limitations

§2563.2. Civil jurisdiction; limitations

A. The court shall have 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 the jurisdictional amount provided in Code of Civil Procedure Article 4842(A); and in suits for possession of leased premises where the amount of the rental does not exceed the jurisdictional amounts provided in Code of Civil Procedure Article 4844(A); and in case of reconventional demands, interventions, and third party oppositions filed in the court and necessarily connected with or growing out of the main demand, the court shall retain jurisdiction irrespective of the amount in dispute or the value of the property involved.

B. The court shall not have jurisdiction in civil matters involving successions or probate matters; where a succession is the defendant; in divorce proceedings; in matters concerned with adoption, emancipation, interdiction or filiation of persons; when the state, political corporation, parish or other political subdivision is a party defendant; where title to immovable property is involved; in election contests; in a case where a state, parish or other public official is involved in his official capacity, or where the right to office or other public position is involved; over civil or political rights; or where a federal or state law or a parish or municipal ordinance is sought to be invalidated, or cases involving the appointment of receivers or liquidators for corporations or partnerships.

Acts 1976, No. 307, §1, eff. Jan. 3, 1977; Acts 1986, No. 1038, §2; Acts 1990, No. 361, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 1991; Acts 2004, No. 26, §7.

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