RS 9:2800.68     

§2800.68.  Comparative fault

A.  An action by an individual user pursuant to R.S. 9:2800.64 is governed by the application of comparative fault as provided in Civil Code Article 2323.  Comparative fault attributable  to the individual user shall not bar recovery but shall reduce the award of compensatory damages proportionally, according to the amount of fault attributable to the individual user.

B.  The defendant shall have the burden of proving the comparative fault of the plaintiff, which shall be shown by clear and convincing evidence.

C.  Comparative fault shall not be attributable to a plaintiff who is not an individual user, unless that plaintiff intentionally gave the individual user money for the purchase of the illegal controlled substance.

Acts 1997, No. 719, §1.