|CITATION||La. Rev. Stat. § 15:1303|
Unless a criminal or tortuous / wrongful purpose exists, a person can record any conversations transmitted by wire, oral or electronic means to which he is a party, or when one participating party has consented. A violation of the law, whether by recording or disclosing the contents of a communication without proper consent, carries a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and jail time of not less than two and not more than 10 years at hard labor. La. Rev. Stat. § 15:1303.
Civil damages are expressly authorized as well. Actual damages can be recovered — minimum damages in any case will be the greater of one hundred dollars ($100) a day for each day of violation or one thousand dollars ($1,000) — along with punitive damages, litigation costs and attorney fees. La. Rev. Stat. § 15:1312.
|CONSENT REQUIRED||1 party to communication.|
|PENALTIES||Felony with imprisonment from 2 – 10 years at hard labor, a fine of not more than $10,000. Civil penalties and actual damages can be recovered, along with punitive damages and costs and attorneys’ fees.|