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Art. 4913.  Limitations upon jurisdiction; nature of proceedings; justice of the peace courts

A.  In addition to the limitation by the amount in dispute as set forth above, the jurisdiction of justice of the peace courts is limited by the nature of the proceeding, as set forth below.

B.  A justice of the peace court has no jurisdiction in any of the following cases or proceedings:

(1)  A case involving title to immovable property.

(2)  A case involving the right to public office or position.

(3)  A case in which the plaintiff asserts civil or political rights under the federal or state constitutions.

(4)  A claim for annulment of marriage, separation from bed and board, divorce, separation of property, or alimony.

(5)  A succession, interdiction, receivership, liquidation, habeas corpus, or quo warranto proceeding.

(6)  A case in which the state, or a parish, municipal, or other political corporation is a defendant.

(7)  An executory proceeding.

(8)  An adoption, tutorship, emancipation, or partition proceeding.

(9)  An in rem or quasi in rem proceeding.

(10)  Any other case or proceeding excepted from the jurisdiction of these courts by law.

 C.  In addition, a justice of the peace court may not issue any injunctive order, except to arrest the execution of its own writ and to enforce the execution of a judgment issued by a justice of the peace court or made executory in a justice of the peace court.

Acts 1986, No. 156, §1; Acts 1991, No. 545, §1.



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