2018 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 31 - Mineral Code
RS 31:139 - Effect of payment in response to notice
§139. Effect of payment in response to notice
If the lessee pays the royalties due in response to the required notice, the remedy of dissolution shall be unavailable unless it be found that the original failure to pay was fraudulent. The court may award as damages double the amount of royalties due, interest on that sum from the date due, and a reasonable attorney's fee, provided the original failure to pay royalties was either fraudulent or willful and without reasonable grounds. In all other cases, such as mere oversight or neglect, damages shall be limited to interest on the royalties computed from the date due, and a reasonable attorney's fee if such interest is not paid within thirty days of written demand therefor.
Acts 1974, No. 50, §139, eff. Jan. 1, 1975.