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Louisiana's Justice of the Peace Courts (justice courts) handle small claims and traffic cases, and tort and contract cases worth less than $5,000. There are also Louisiana Mayor's Courts that only handle traffic violations. There are 52 City and Parish Courts in Louisiana, and these handle traffic, paternity, and small claims cases, and tort/contract cases up to $50,000 in value. Louisiana has separate Juvenile Courts (that handle mental health, child support, and juvenile matters,) and Family Courts (which handle domestic relations, and domestic violence cases, as well as mental health and juvenile cases.) Louisiana's trial courts are its District Courts, which fall within each of its 64 parishes. Louisiana District Courts hear a wide variety of cases including tort, property, probate/estate, general civil, domestic relations, felony, and misdemeanor cases. Louisiana's appellate courts include its Court of Appeals and the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Most Louisiana court public records can be obtained through the Clerk of Court in the parish where the court is located. A list of all Louisiana clerk of courts can be found at Some parishes provide online access to case records, while at others, you'll need to send in a written request or visit the courthouse.
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25, Oct 2014 - Lafayette, LA La. AG: 9 booked in scam tied to Romanian crime
Seven people in Louisiana and two others in Mississippi have been arrested in connection with an international online sales scam. A news release from Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office on Tuesday said the nine are suspected to have ties to organized crime in Romania. They are alleged to have stolen about $1.4 million from more than 500 people. The scam described by Caldwell involved ...
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24, Oct 2014 - Eleven Louisiana Residents Sentenced to Public Assistance Benefits Fraud
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services announces the convictions of 11 Louisiana residents who fraudulently received more than $81,000 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) benefits. "DCFS has a zero tolerance for fraud," said DCFS Secretary Suzy Sonnier. "I am very glad to see that these men and women who concealed ...
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24, Oct 2014 - Louisiana Judge Temporarily Blocks Disposal Of Ebola Tainted Ash
A state judge signed an order Monday temporarily blocking ash from the incineration of a Dallas Ebola victim's belongings to be disposed of at a southwest Louisiana site.
24, Oct 2014 - Louisiana man jailed for groping woman on flight
NEWARK, N.J. - A Louisiana man who admitted that he groped a sleeping woman aboard a cross-country flight has been sentenced to eight months in prison. Devender Singh, a 62-year-old Indian national who lives in Baton Rouge, pleaded guilty last month. Judge Stanley Chesler also sentenced Singh to two years of supervised release and ordered that he register as a sex offender. He had faced up to ...
24, Oct 2014 - Madeleine Ortte named UL Lafayette Homecoming Queen
Madeleine Claire Ortte of Thibodaux, will reign as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's 2014 Homecoming queen. Maids on her court are Kristen Michele Ashford of Port Allen, Melanie Calyn Benit of Meraux, Hallie Reneé Boudreaux of Lafayette, Alexandra Dardar of Abbeville, Anna Katherine Devitt of Baton Rouge, and Paola Mercedes Doria of Houma. Nominees for the court are submitted by UL ...
24, Oct 2014 - Assumption, LA Police seize $3 mil worth of narcotics in alleged string of pharmacy break-ins in LA, MS
This is a news release from Louisiana State PoliceOn October 10, 2014, Louisiana State Police along with multiple other agencies executed three search warrants and made six arrests in East Baton Rouge Parish. The warrants and arrests were the result of an investigation into a series of pharmacy burglaries which occurred in several different parishes across Louisiana and Mississippi. In January ...
24, Oct 2014 - Caldwell, LA Former Sorrento mayor arrested on 40 counts of child pornography
The former mayor of Sorrento, Louisiana, Wilson Longanecker, was arrested on 40 counts of child pornography, the Louisiana Attorney General announced Friday.
24, Oct 2014 - Louisiana man who admitted groping sleeping woman aboard Houston to New Jersey flight jailed
A Louisiana man who admitted that he groped a sleeping woman aboard a cross-country flight has been sentenced to eight months in prison.
23, Oct 2014 - Louisiana blocks transport of burned items linked to Ebola victim
A Louisiana judge temporarily blocked the transport of burned items linked to a Texas Ebola victim who succumbed to the virus last week.
23, Oct 2014 - Thibodaux, LA Rouse's, Associated Grocers dispute set for trial - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A bitter legal dispute between a Louisiana supermarket chain and grocery distributor who cut ties in 2008 is scheduled for trial Monday in Thibodaux.
23, Oct 2014 - Jefferson Parish's 24th Judicial District Court Division O: Meet the candidates
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NEW ORLEANS — Federal prosecutors say a Seattle man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for downloading videos of underage boys performing sex acts from websites that were part of an online child pornography ring run out of Louisiana.
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