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      RS 51:915     



§915.  Mattresses and box springs; prohibited sales

A.  It shall be a prohibited trade practice for any manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, or retailer doing business in Louisiana, engaged to any extent in the business of selling mattresses and box springs for resale or directly to the consumer for use, to refuse to sell to any person as an individual item any one mattress or one box spring singly with a separate, individual price for the mattress or box spring.  

B.  Nothing herein shall be construed as prohibiting a manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer from selling mattresses and box springs in sets only in addition to selling said items individually; however, no manufacturer or wholesaler shall require any retailer to purchase for resale mattresses and box springs in sets only, or refuse to sell to retailers for resale individual mattresses and box springs of any line or brand.  

C.  Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined for the first offense not less than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars; and for any subsequent offense not less than one hundred dollars nor more than three hundred dollars, and in addition the violator shall be enjoined from engaging in the business of selling for resale or use mattresses and box springs in the state of Louisiana for one year.  

Acts 1985, No. 199, §2, eff. July 6, 1985.  

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