Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Louisiana has a $50,000 threshold for a jury trial. The Times-Picayune reports that:
Rep. Tony Ligi, R-Metairie, proposed lowering the cap to $15,000 in tort cases, chiefly personal injury cases. He originally filed House Bill 343 with a $5,000 threshold, but was unable to win over his colleagues on the Civil Law and Procedure Committee, which jettisoned the idea by a 7-5 margin.