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      RS 51:445     


§445.  Certain venue provisions invalid

A.  Any provision in a written or oral contract or agreement providing for the payment of commissions by a principal to a sales representative which purports to establish exclusive venue in a state other than Louisiana is hereby declared to be null and void and against the public policy of this state and such provision shall be void and unenforceable.

B.  Any provision in a written or oral contract or agreement which requires waiver of this Section or which would frustrate or circumvent the provisions of this Section shall be null and void and of no force and effect.

C.  A principal who is not a resident of this state and who enters into a contract subject to the provisions of this Subpart is considered to be doing business in this state for purposes of the exercise of personal jurisdiction over the principal.

D.  The provisions of this Subpart do not invalidate or restrict any other right or remedy available to a sales representative or preclude a sales representative from seeking to recover in one action on all claims against a principal.

Acts 1988, No. 774, §1, eff. July 18, 1988; Acts 1995, No. 487, §1.

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