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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

LA: Bill to Drop $50K Minimum for Jury Trial

A bill has passed a key committee vote in the Louisiana House to remove the $50K minimum to request a jury trial.  The bill now heads to the full House.  The Times Picayune has details.


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There is a similar jurisdictional minimum in California. It delineates between "limited jurisdiction" claims and "unlimited jurisdiction" claims. The distinction is that even limited claims are entitled to a trial by jury but, are allowed certain expedited and cost saving trial procedures such as allowing medical opinions to come in by way of written declaration as opposed to live testimony. Perhaps Louisiana could benefit from examining this process and/or similar procedures in other states.

Posted by: Glotzer Sweat | Apr 7, 2014 7:03:22 PM

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