• City of Kenner

Justice of the Peace Courts Suspended until Monday, June 15, 2020

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hursday, June 4, 2020 Press Release All Louisiana Justice of the Peace Courts have been ordered to continue the suspension of their operation and legal deadlines canceling all civil trials, hearings and court appearances until Monday, June 15, 2020 in compliance with the Louisiana Governor’s State of Emergency for COVID-19 Proclamation Number 75 JBE 2020. Further all civil legal liberative prescriptive and preemptive periods are also suspended through Sunday, July 5, 2020. These orders and deadlines are subject to change at any time. All parties will receive appropriate legal notice of their new court appearance dates. Parties are currently allowed to file civil suits, eviction cases, pleadings and answers. Service may be attempted. Parties filing eviction cases before Monday, June 15, 2020 with hearings scheduled on or after the earliest of Thursday, June 18, 2020 may incur additional court costs if revised orders extending the court’s suspension are received. Landlords attempting to exercise their rights to evict tenants are required to comply with the new legal constraints as mandated under the Federal CARES Act. Landlords and tenants should review the provisions of the CARES Act. Prior to filing their case Landlords must determine and acknowledge if their property is covered under the act. Properties federally subsidized as well as properties with mortgages owned or secured through a federal program prevents a landlord from evicting a tenant for non payment of rent and fees during the period from March 27, 2020 through July 25, 2020 followed by a 30 day notice. During this time it is not an opportunity for tenants to avoid paying rent nor give landlords a chance to repossess their property. These orders are necessary to protect the health and safety of the public in line with the best guidance and direction from the White House, the Governor, the Centers for Disease Control, and state health officials. This notice is in no way to be construed as legal advice. All parties are encouraged to contact their attorney. Judge Kevin J. Centanni President Louisiana Justices of the Peace and Constables Association

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