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      CCP 4844     


Art. 4844. Amount in dispute; eviction proceedings

            A. A parish court or city court shall have jurisdiction, concurrent with the district court, over suits by owners and landlords for the possession of leased premises as follows:

            (1) When the lease is by the day and the daily rental is one hundred fifty dollars or less.

            (2) When the lease is by the week and the weekly rental is five hundred dollars or less.

            (3) When the lease is by the month and the monthly rental is three thousand dollars or less.

            (4) When the lease is by the year and the annual rental is thirty-six thousand dollars or less.

            (5) When the suit is to evict an occupant as defined by Article 4704, if the annual value of the right of occupancy does not exceed the amount in dispute to which the jurisdiction of the court is limited by Articles 4842 and 4843 or as to the amounts set forth in Subparagraphs (3) and (4) of this Paragraph.

            (6) In the City Court of East St. Tammany, the city court shall have the same jurisdictional limit for possession of leased premises in eviction proceedings as provided for in Article 4912 for justice of the peace courts.

            B. In computing the jurisdictional amount for purposes of eviction suits, the daily, weekly, monthly, annual, or other rental provided by the lease, exclusive of interest, penalties, or attorney fees, shall determine the amount in dispute.

            Acts 1986, No. 156, §1; Acts 1995, No. 204, §1; Acts 1999, No. 102, §1; Acts 2010, No. 219, §1; Acts 2020, No. 205, §3, eff. June 11, 2020.

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