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Art. 4912.  Possession or ownership of movable property; eviction proceedings; justice of the peace courts

A.(1)  A justice of the peace court shall, within its territorial jurisdiction, have jurisdiction, concurrent with the parish or district court, over suits for the possession or ownership of movable property not exceeding five thousand dollars in value and over suits by landowners or lessors for the eviction of occupants or tenants of leased residential premises, regardless of the amount of monthly or yearly rent or the rent for the unexpired term of the lease.

(2)  A judgment of ownership of a vehicle ordered by a justice of the peace court shall be recognized by the office of motor vehicles of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 4 of Title 32 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950.

B.  A justice of the peace court shall also have jurisdiction over suits by landowners or lessors for the eviction of occupants or tenants of leased commercial premises and leased farmlands where the amount of the monthly rental does not exceed five thousand dollars per month, regardless of the amount of rent due or the rent for the unexpired term of the lease.

Acts 1989, No. 298, §1; Acts 1991, No. 544, §1; Acts 2001, No. 713, §1, eff. June 25, 2001; Acts 2005, No. 43, §1; Acts 2008, No. 338, §1.



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