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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 http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/clerksofcourt.htm.) 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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03, Mar 2015 - Natchitoches, LA Race discrimination: Was school board's decision caught in the cat's paw?
(2/19) A recent case decided by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans—which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas—is a reminder that an employee doesn't always have to show the decision maker intentionally discriminated against him when making an adverse employment decision. Instead, employees have another argument—the so-called cat's-paw theory.
03, Mar 2015 - Bossier, LA Bossier City Woman Arrested for Stealing From Elderly Medicaid Patient
A Bossier City woman has been arrested for stealing more than $42,000 from an elderly Louisiana Medicaid recipient, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
03, Mar 2015 - Watch live now: Panel to discuss use of force, indictment process in Louisiana
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03, Mar 2015 - Jackson, LA Fort Bend jury sentences Lousiana drug dealer to 250 years behind bars
Walter Louis Jackson, Jr. was sentenced to a combined 250 years in prison after a jury convicted him of four counts of Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance last week. The 35-year old Louisiana man was charged after a Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force investigation uncovered illegal prescriptions and cocaine in a Cinco Ranch area apartment.
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02, Mar 2015 - 'No Lead Belly, no Beatles': TV documentary, box set celebrate folk legend's influence
Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter never had a hit record before he died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1949. Just months after his death, the folk group The Weavers, featuring his close friend Pete Seeger, hit No. 1 on the pop charts with his theme song "Good Night Irene," which he first recorded in 1933 while an inmate at Louisiana's notorious Angola State Prison by father-and-son musicologists John ...
02, Mar 2015 - Gerald loses appeal of sentence in fatal accident
The Louisiana Supreme Court has let stand Brett Gerald's 35-year prison sentence in a 2012 alcohol-related crash near Slaughter that killed seven people.
02, Mar 2015 - Stay could prolong Obama immigration battle just a little bit longer
The fight over a Texas-based federal judge who has blocked the Obama administration’s latest immigration policies is moving to Louisiana.
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Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC and KSF partner, the former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., remind investors that they have until March 10, 2015 to file lead plaintiff applications in a securities class action lawsuit against Five Below, Inc.
02, Mar 2015 - Sen. Bill Cassidy promises help if Supreme Court invalidates Obamacare subsidies in Louisiana
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday (March 4) will hear arguments on whether the Affordable Care Act's subsidies can continue for residents of 34 states -- including Louisiana -- that refused to set up their own insurance exchanges. If the...
02, Mar 2015 - State Supreme Court won't review appeals court decision in Brewster Road zoning case near Covin
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01, Mar 2015 - Louisiana opposes pay for wrongfully convicted man
The state Attorney General's office filed a motion opposing Glenn Ford's request for $105,000, representing the first payout of a possible $330,000 compensation package outlined by Louisiana law for wrongfully convicted individuals meeting statutory requirements.
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