Edwards signs bill concerning interruption of prescription

By Jim Tyrrell | Jul 19, 2018

Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed House Bill No. 5, amending an existing article to address how settlements impact voluntary dismissals and interruption of prescription.

HB5 amends Civil Code Article 3463 which is related to interruption of prescription.   File photo

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed House Bill No. 5 (HB5), amending an existing article to address how settlements impact voluntary dismissals and interruption of prescription.

Sponsored by state Rep. Patrick Connick (R-Marrero), HB5 amends Civil Code Article 3463 which is related to interruption of prescription. HB5 expounds on the article, stating, "A settlement and subsequent dismissal of a defendant pursuant to a transaction or compromise shall not qualify as a voluntary dismissal pursuant to this Article."

The bill received 35 "yeas" and 0 "nays" in the state Senate and later received 89 "yeas" and 0 "nays" in the state House.

With Edwards' signature on May 23, HB5 becomes Act No. 443 and will take effect on Aug. 1.

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