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Act No. 1051 - Workers' Compensation Judgments

Louisiana Ballot Measure - Proposed Amendment No. 9

Election: Nov. 2, 2010 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Legal
Constitution
Employment and Affirmative Action

Yes
634,781
(57.35%)

No
472,125
(42.65%)

Summary

    Act 1051 (2010 Regular Session) amends Article V, Section 8(B).

    Present Constitution provides that a majority of the judges of the court of appeal sitting in a case must concur to render judgment. In civil matters only, when a judgment of a district court is to be modified or reversed and one judge dissents, the case is required to be reargued before a panel of at least five judges prior to rendition of judgment and a majority must concur to render judgment.

    Proposed Constitutional Amendment retains present law and provides that in civil matters only, when a judgment of a district court or an administrative agency determination in a workers' compensation claim is to be modified or reversed and one judge dissents, the case is required to be reargued before a panel of at least five judges prior to rendition of judgment and a majority shall concur to render judgment.

    Measure Text

    To provide that, in civil matters only, when a court of appeal is to modify or reverse an administrative agency determination in a workers' compensation claim and one judge dissents, the case shall be reargued before a panel of at least five judges prior to rendition of judgment, and a majority shall concur to render judgment. (Amends Article V, Section 8(B))

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