2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:5115 - Limitation on the liability of the state and political subdivisions

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:5115 (2017)

§5115. Limitation on the liability of the state and political subdivisions

A. There shall be no cause or right of action, against the state, its departments, commissions, boards, state agencies or any of its political subdivisions, or against any officer, employee, or independent contractor of the state arising out of the discharge of his official duty or within the scope of his employment that is in whole or in part dependent upon a year 1999, 2000 or 2000 leap year computer or embedded chip information technology system or network date calculation failure or error, if the state exercised due diligence to assess whether the information technology product in question was year 2000 compliant, took appropriate action to insure that the product was year 2000 compliant, and based on that assessment or action taken held a reasonable belief that the information technology product in question was year 2000 compliant.

B.(1) This limitation on a cause or right of action does not extend to claims for personal injury; however, any recovery shall be limited in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 13:5106, and no judgment against the state, its departments, commissions, boards, state agencies or any of its political subdivisions, or against any officer, employee, or independent contractor of the state arising out of the discharge of his official duty or within the scope of his employment shall be exigible, payable, or paid except from funds appropriated therefor by the legislature or by the political subdivision against which the judgment is rendered.

(2) All suits filed against the state shall be filed in the Nineteenth Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Acts 1999, No. 774, §1, eff. July 2, 1999.

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