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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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30, Oct 2014 - Orleans, LA Prisoner says state conducts illegal body searches - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lawyers for a Louisiana prison inmate whose conviction in the 1972 death of a guard was overturned say he has been subjected to illegal "body cavity searches" while he awaits the next step in his prosecution.
30, Oct 2014 - Orleans, LA Prisoner says state conducts illegal body searches
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lawyers for a Louisiana prison inmate whose conviction in the 1972 death of a guard was overturned say he has been subjected to illegal "body cavity searches" while he awaits the next step in his prosecution. The inmate is Albert Woodfox, 67, one of the Louisiana prisoners supporters have dubbed the "Angola Three," owing to their long stretches in solitary confinement at the ...
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29, 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.
29, Oct 2014 - Avoyelles, LA Police seize $3 mil worth of narcotics in alleged string of pharmacy break-ins in LA, MS
This is a news release from Louisiana State PoliceOn October 10, 2014, Louisiana State Police along with multiple other agencies executed three search warrants and made six arrests in East Baton Rouge Parish. The warrants and arrests were the result of an investigation into a series of pharmacy burglaries which occurred in several different parishes across Louisiana and Mississippi. In January ...
29, Oct 2014 - 108.03 ¥/$ (4 p.m.)
Sorry, but your browser needs Javascript to use this site. A U.S. district court in Louisiana has substantially reduced the amount of punitive damages it ordered Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. to pay for concealing the cancer risks of its diabetes drug Actos, a company spokesman said.
29, Oct 2014 - Lafayette, LA 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 ...
29, Oct 2014 - Judge blocks disposal of Ebola victim's burned belongings in Louisiana
A Louisiana judge temporarily blocked the transport of burned items linked to a Texas Ebola victim who died last week.
29, 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 ...
29, Oct 2014 - Judge Halts Transfer of Incinerated Ebola Waste to Louisiana
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29, Oct 2014 - Judge Slashes Penalty In Case Against Eli Lilly, Takeda On Diabetes Drug Actos
A US Judge in the Louisiana multidistrict litigation trial has on Monday slashed the punitive damages awarded against US drug maker Eli Lilly and Co. (LLY) and Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (TKPYY, TKPHF) over claims that it was hiding cancer risks associated with its Actos diabetes drug.
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