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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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21, Oct 2014 - New Orleans, LA Man pleads guilty in false oil spill seafood claim
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty in federal court to wire fraud arising from seafood claims following the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Thonn, of Slidell, Louisiana, was charged with two counts of wire fraud in September in a federal bill of information.
21, Oct 2014 - New Orleans, LA Louisiana Politics 2014: Judge Chris Bruno seeks 2nd term at Civil District Court
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21, Oct 2014 - New Orleans, LA Man pleads guilty in false oil spill seafood claim - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
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20, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court upholds 2012 education overhaul
An education overhaul bill pushed through the Legislature in 2012 is constitutional, Louisiana's Supreme Court said Wednesday. The decision reverses a lower court's finding that the legislation crammed too many diverse elements into a single bill. It was a victory for Gov. Bobby Jindal, who had strongly backed the legislation affecting teacher tenure, salaries and the powers of local school ...
20, Oct 2014 - U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Louisiana Lawsuit Appeal In BP Oil Spill
11 Parishes Wanted To Revive Lawsuits Over Wildlife Damage.
20, Oct 2014 - US justices won't revive Louisiana parish claims
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from 11 Louisiana parishes or regions that wanted to revive their lawsuits over wildlife damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
20, Oct 2014 - Judge blocks incinerated Ebola materials from entering Louisiana
Items from apartment where Ebola victim stayed might carry infection even after being burned, attorney general argued
20, Oct 2014 - LA Supreme Court ruled former UL Laf. coach's contract not breached
A ruling by the 1st circuit court of appeal in Louisiana has been overturned by the state supreme court in the case of former University of Louisiana at Lafayette football coach Jerry Baldwin. The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that the University of Louisiana system did not breach the former head coach's contract when he was fired.
20, Oct 2014 - Justices won't revive Louisiana parish claims
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from 11 Louisiana parishes that wanted to revive their lawsuits over wildlife damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The justices did not comment ...
20, Oct 2014 - 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 ...
20, Oct 2014 - La. AG Tries To Keep Ebola Waste Out Of State
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Seven southwestern Louisiana lawmakers say they support state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's attempt to block disposal of a Texas Ebola victim's incinerated belongings at a Calcasieu Parish landfill.   Caldwell's office said he plans Monday to ask a state court in Baton Rouge for a temporary restraining order preventing the material from entering Louisiana. ...
20, Oct 2014 - Ex-Texas school teacher guilty in child porn case
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former North Texas high school journalism teacher faces up to 60 years in federal prison for soliciting teens for child pornography. The investigation began after the parents of a 15-year-old Louisiana boy reported he received suggestive cellphone messages from someone pretending to be a girl.
20, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court declines to revive Louisiana parishes' wildlife damage claims from BP oil spill
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from 11 Louisiana parishes that wanted to revive their lawsuits over wildlife damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
20, Oct 2014 - Teacher tenure law ruled constitutional by Louisiana Supreme Court
The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday (Oct. 15) that Gov. Bobby Jindal's controversial teacher tenure law falls within the scope of the state's Constitution, reversing a lower court's ruling. The unanimous decision comes little more than a month after attorneys...
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