Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.61

  • Controlled substance: means a controlled dangerous substance as defined and covered by the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law, R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.

A.  This Chapter shall be known and may be cited as the “Louisiana Drug Dealer Liability Act”.

B.  The purpose of this Chapter is to provide a civil remedy for damages to persons in a community injured by an individual’s use of illegal controlled substances.  It establishes a cause of action against drug dealers for damages for monetary, noneconomic, and physical losses incurred as a result of an individual’s use of an illegal controlled substance.  This Chapter will shift the cost of the damage caused by the marketing of illegal drugs to those who illegally profit from that market, as well as  deter others from entering the illegal drug market by subjecting them to substantial  monetary loss.  This Chapter will also provide an incentive for individual users to identify illegal drug marketers and recover from them the costs of their own drug treatment.

Acts 1997, No. 719, §1.