RS 31:140     

§140.  Effect of nonpayment in response to notice or failure to state cause therefor

If the lessee fails to pay royalties due or fails to inform the lessor of a reasonable cause for failure to pay in response to the required notice, the court may award as damages double the amount of royalties due, interest on that sum from the date due, and a reasonable attorney's fee regardless of the cause for the original failure to pay royalties.  The court may also dissolve the lease in its discretion.  

Acts 1974, No. 50, §140, eff. Jan. 1, 1975.