2009 Regular Session . April 22, 2009
Louisiana Legislative Session Convenes Monday, April 27
Committee Meeting and Bills of Interest
House Civil Law and Procedure Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 28, at 10:00 a.m. in House Committee Room 2 to hear a varied agenda.
One bill of concern on that agenda is HB 204 by Rep. Tim Burns. This bill lowers required security for a suspensive appeal bond to the LESSER of (a) the amount of the judgment, (b) $25 million, or (c) 10 percent of the judgment debtor’s net worth.
This bill is proposed by the Coalition for Common Sense. Their Web site speaks for itself.
Two other bills from the Coalition for Common Sense:
HB 205, Rep. Tim Burns, limits recovery of medical expenses to the amount actually paid or incurred.
SB 65, Sen. Jack Donahue and Rep. Neil Abramson, places specific limitations on the discovery of electronically stored information.
If you have particular examples that relate to any of this proposed legislation, share it with LAJ. You can reply to this e-mail message or call the LAJ office at 800 354-6267 or (225) 383-5554.
More information on the 2009 legislative session can be found on the Legislative Web Portal.