To House Civil Law Committee
The bills to increase the amount of time that you can be sued are set for a hearing in the House Civil Law Committee on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 10 am. SB 130 by Sen Connick and SB 149 by Sen Talbot would extend the amount of time that you can be sued from the current one year to two years.
The proponents state that most other states currently have a period to sue that is longer than the period in Louisiana, so we should follow suit and extend ours. The trucking industry disagrees. Our state has such a toxic legal environment currently that is far out of line with what other states do. Extending the period to sue us would be a death knell for the trucking industry who is under fire daily from the trial lawyers.
We oppose this increase for several reasons: