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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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27, Aug 2014 - Caddo, LA Marshall cold case resolved
A 35-year-old cold case was resolved this week after a person of interest, who is currently in prison in Louisiana for another crime, confessed to two slayings in other jurisdictions, as well as his role in the homicide of Chester Underwood on June 25, 1979, in Marshall and another homicide in DeSoto Parish.
27, Aug 2014 - Report: Jindal to sue gov't over Common Core - OPINION: Take control of child's school lunc
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal reportedly will file a lawsuit against the Obama administration in federal court Wednesday, claiming that the Department of Education has illegally manipulated grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the controversial Common Core standards.
27, Aug 2014 - Union, LA Minnesota Professor Pleads Guilty to Enticing A Louisiana Minor to Engage in Sexual Activity
A Minnesota professor pleaded guilty to contacting a minor in Union Parish in order to start a sexual relationship, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced Tuesday.
27, Aug 2014 - Louisiana governor sues U.S. over education's Common Core
By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Wednesday sued the Obama administration, arguing that it has coerced states into adopting Common Core education standards. "Common Core is the latest effort by big government disciples to strip away state rights and put Washington, D.C., in control of everything," Jindal said in a statement. Jindal announced in June ...
27, Aug 2014 - Louisiana Abortion Clinics Sue to Block Hospital Mandate
Three Louisiana abortion providers sued to block a state law requiring their doctors get hospital admitting privileges by Sept. 1, a measure they warned may force all five clinics in the state to close.
27, Aug 2014 - Calcasieu, LA Lake Charles Man Arrested for Impersonating a Police Officer
Lake Charles- A Lake Charles man was booked into the parish jail on multiple charges after pretending to be a police officer when stopped by a Louisiana State Trooper this evening. On the August 3, 2014, at 06:30 p.m., a state trooper observed a vehicle speeding on U.S. Highway 171 north of Lake Charles. After he was stopped the driver, 22-year-old Derek Felice of Lake Charles, claimed to be a ...
27, Aug 2014 - Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana district judge hears motions on lawsuit over Common Core
The politically-heated dispute over Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards made its way to a state district courtroom Tuesday for its first hearing before a judge.
27, Aug 2014 - Baton Rouge, LA Lawsuit over Common Core makes its way to court for hearing
The politically-heated dispute over Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards made its way to a state district courtroom Tuesday for its first hearing before a judge.
27, Aug 2014 - St. Mary's law student to fight 'murder' extradition
SAN ANTONIO — A St. Mary's University law student arrested on campus last week on arson and attempted murder charges out of Louisiana appeared in a Bexar County courtroom Thursday and said he would fight extradition. Federal authorities later said those charges were not correctly entered into an FBI database by the investigating agency in Louisiana. While returning to the jury box to await ...
27, Aug 2014 - Louisiana attorney general sues State Farm, accusing insurer of unsafe auto repair practices
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed a lawsuit Tuesday against State Farm, alleging Louisiana's largest auto insurer is illegally steering customers involved in car accidents to repair shops that use junkyard parts and choose cheap fixes over safety.
27, Aug 2014 - Report: Jindal to sue federal gov't over Common Core
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal reportedly will file a lawsuit against the Obama administration in federal court Wednesday, claiming that the Department of Education has illegally manipulated grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the controversial Common Core standards.
27, Aug 2014 - Louisiana’s Jindal Sues U.S. Over Common Core Standards
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal sued the U.S. Education Department, claiming it’s unconstitutionally coercing states into adopting national curriculum standards for elementary and secondary education.
27, Aug 2014 - Louisiana Gov. Jindal to reportedly sue federal government over Common Core
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal reportedly will file a lawsuit against the Obama administration in federal court Wednesday, claiming that the Department of Education has illegally manipulated grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the controversial Common Core standards.
27, Aug 2014 - Judge rules against Gov. Jindal in Louisiana Common Core lawsuit
BATON ROUGE, La. – Gov. Bobby Jindal's effort to derail Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards was halted Tuesday by a state judge who said the governor's actions were harmful to parents, teachers and students.
27, Aug 2014 - Did employee's termination for unexcused absences violate ADA?
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