Section 13. Reporting on Actions for Offenses and Quasi-Offenses.


(a) When a lawsuit has been filed in any Louisiana judicial district court for damages arising from an offense or quasi-offense, the Clerk of Court shall submit information pertaining to the nature of the case and the final judgment of the district court following the commencement of a bench or jury trial to the Office of the Judicial Administrator, Supreme Court of Louisiana.


(b) At the commencement of every litigation involving an action for an offense or quasi-offense, counsel for the petitioner, counsel’s representative, or the self-represented litigant, shall complete a Civil Case Cover Sheet Form authorized by the Supreme Court of Louisiana. The Clerk of Court shall submit completed Civil Case Cover Sheets no later than the tenth day of each month, for cases filed in the preceding month, to the Office of the Judicial Administrator.


(c) At the conclusion of each case in which damages are sought for an offense or quasi-offense, and in which a bench or jury trial is commenced, the Clerk of Court shall forward the final judgment to the Office of the Judicial Administrator, Supreme Court of Louisiana. Final judgments shall be forwarded no later than the tenth day of each month, for judgments that become final in the district court during the preceding month.

[Effective January 1, 2012]