Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.76

  • 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.
  • Illegal controlled substance: means cocaine, phencyclidine, heroin, or methamphetamine and any other illegal controlled dangerous substance the possession or distribution of which is a violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law, R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62

In addition to general and special damages that may be awarded under this Chapter, exemplary damages may be awarded upon proof  that the sale or distribution of an illegal controlled substance or participation in the marketing of an illegal controlled substance was in wanton or reckless disregard for the rights, health, and safety of others.

Acts 1997, No. 719, §1.