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Louisiana courts use mix of civil, common law

Erianne Leatherman Apr. 29, 2017, 12:39pm

Legal experts say Louisiana takes a unique approach to its courts, with judges blending two systems to make rulings.

Candidates face their pasts in Court of Appeal race

Glenn Minnis Apr. 5, 2017, 8:19pm

LAKE CHARLES, La. — Candyce Perret and Susan Theall are set to face off in the April 29 runoff for Louisiana's 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, Division B.

After eligibility question, Anseman loses race for state appeals court judgeship

Glenn Minnis Apr. 5, 2017, 8:18pm

LAKE CHARLES — After a last-minute ruling kept her name on the ballot, Vanessa Anseman lost her bid for a place on the Louisiana 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, Division B.

Law professor believes Anseman is not eligible to run for appellate-judge seat

Nicholas Gueguen Mar. 24, 2017, 7:58am

LAKE CHARLES — Vanessa Anseman is vying to become the next judge on Louisiana's 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, fueled by a recent ruling from that appellate court that she is eligible to run for the seat.

Anglo-Dutch Energy asks appeal court to rehear energy royalty lease case

Melissa Busch Jan. 29, 2017, 11:54am

LAKE CHARLES — Anglo-Dutch Energy LLC is requesting a Louisiana appeal court rehear a case that required the independent oil and gas company to pay royalties on the energy it produced from a leased well.

Perret announces candidacy for seat on appeals court

Jessica Caimi Jan. 27, 2017, 2:21pm

LAFAYETTE — Candyce Perret has announced her candidacy for the single open seat in the Louisiana 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, which will be decided in a special election scheduled for March 25.

Louisiana PAC picks Judge Castle after recent debate

Tara Mapes Oct. 9, 2016, 12:18am

LAFAYETTE - Two candidates for seats on the Louisiana Supreme Court recently squared off at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Father extends fight to control late son's remains up to Louisiana Supreme Court

Carrie Salls Jun. 14, 2016, 4:14pm

NEW ORLEANS – Eugene Sonnier II recently asked the Louisiana Supreme Court to review a case related to ownership of the remains of and burial plot for his son, Eugene Sonnier III, who died in 2013 while serving in the United States Air Force.

Natchitoches District Attorney 'aspires' to new role on the Third Circuit

Katie Rucke May 3, 2016, 12:47pm

In lieu of riding off into the sunset after retiring from the district attorney’s office, Natchitoches Parish District Attorney Van Kyzar is running to fill the vacant seat on the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal.