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The Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit has appellate jurisdiction as authorized under Article V, Section 5 of the Louisiana Constitution, which encompasses the parishes of Jefferson, St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist. The Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit has supervisory jurisdiction, subject to the general supervisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, over all lower courts in all cases in which an appeal would extend to the court of appeal.

Records Custodian
Cheryl Q. Landrieu
Clerk of Court
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
P.O. Box 489
Gretna, LA 70054
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
(excludes holidays)
(No Fax Filings Accepted)


Announcements

 
news LOCAL RULES CHANGE - EFFECTIVE MAY 20, 2015 IN REGARDS TO OPPOSITIONS TO WRIT APPLICATIONS MUST COMPLY WITH UNIFORM RULES, COURTS OF APPEAL, RULE 4-5(B). Click here to learn more.
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news Filing Fee Change in Civil Cases (except family and juvenile) - effective August 1, 2014 pursuant to Act 405. Click COURT for additional information.
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Mission Statement

T he mission of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal is to provide meaningful access to all who seek review under this Court's appellate and supervisory jurisdiction granted by the Louisiana Constitution, while protecting and promoting the rule of law, preserving the public trust, and using public resources efficiently.

Filing Fees

   
Civil Appeal *+ $134.00
Civil Appeal (Family or Juvenile) * $133.50
Civil Writ *+ $74.00
Civil Writ (Family or Juvenile) * $73.50
Application for Rehearing $70.00
Answers to Appeal $73.50
Motions on Unlodged Appeals * $83.50
Motions for Extension of Time $25.00
Motions to Exceed Page Limitation $50.00
Copies of Opinions, Pleadings, etc., per page $2.00
Late Fee for Filing Brief $100.00
Amicus Brief $100.00
*Includes $23.50 additional filing fee required by La. R.S. 13:10.3.
See also La. R.S. 13:352 and Local Rule 3.

+ Includes $0.50 filing fee required by Act. 405 on civil filings. The new filing fee goes into effect August 1, 2014. Click for additional information regarding Act. 405, Filing Fee Exceptions.

NO FILING FEE FOR A TIMELY FILED APPEAL BRIEF.

APPELLATE RECORD MUST BE RETURNED WHEN BRIEF IS FILED!
NO EXHIBITS WILL BE CHECKED OUT TO ATTORNEYS!
ORAL ARGUMENT MAY BE REQUESTED BY LETTER!



  
All Briefs Original and 7 Copies
All Pleadings referring to writs Original and 3 Copies
Answer to Appeal Original and 7 Copies
Application for Rehearings Original and 4 Copies
Memo for Appeal Original and 3 Copies
Memo for Writ Original and 3 Copies
Motions, Extensions, etc. Original and 3 Copies

Holiday Schedule

  
New Year's Day 1/1/2015
New Year's Holiday 1/2/2015
Martin Luther King 1/19/2015
Presidents' Day 2/16/2015
Mardi Gras Day 2/17/2015
Good Friday 4/3/2015
Memorial Day 5/25/2015
Independence Day (Observed) 7/3/2015
Labor Day 9/7/2015
COURT CLOSURE 10/1/2015
COURT CLOSURE 10/2/2015
Columbus Day 10/12/2015
Veterans' Day 11/11/2015
Thanksgiving Day 11/26/2015
Thanksgiving - Day After 11/27/2015
Christmas - Day Before 12/24/2015
Christmas Day 12/25/2015
New Year's Eve 12/31/2015

Latest Published Opinions

**PLEASE NOTE: Any updates made to opinions today are posted to the website the next day.**

4 record(s) returned.  
Case # PDF Case Title
14-CA-593
Ruling Judge: Honorable Stephen D. Enright, Jr.
District Court #: 573-388
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Court Hearing: 03/03/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: 'Affirmed' on 05/21/2015
WINIFRED B. GILBERT, WIFE OF AND NOEL M. GILBERT VERSUS WARREN GOTTSEGEN
14-CA-822
Ruling Judge: Honorable Cornelius E. Regan
District Court #: 715-153
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Court Hearing: 03/05/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: 'Reversed and Remanded' on 05/21/2015
AIDA MERCEDES PAZMINO, CONSUELO PAZMINO, CECILIA DELCARMEN PAZMINO AND SERGIO ANTONIO PAZMINO VERSUS SUCCESSION OF HENRIETTA CHRISTMAS PAZMINO AND ANYA M. BUREAU
14-CA-959
Ruling Judge: Honorable Ross P. LaDart
District Court #: 707-912 C/W 708-149
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Court Hearing: 04/09/2015 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: 'Affirmed' on 05/21/2015
STATE FARM FIRE AND CASUALTY COMPANY (AS REAL PARTY IN INTEREST AND SUBROGEE OF THEODORA LOURIE) VERSUS CHARDONNAY VILLAGE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC. AND UNDERWRITER'S AT LLOYD'S LONDON C/W THEODORA LOURIE VERSUS CHARDONNAY VILLAGE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC. AND UNDERWRITER'S AT LLOYD'S OF LONDON
14-CA-960
Ruling Judge: Honorable Ross P. LaDart
District Court #: 708-149 C/W 707-912
Lower Court: None Available
Court Hearing: 04/09/2015 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: 'Affirmed' on 05/21/2015
THEODORA LOURIE VERSUS CHARDONNAY VILLAGE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC. AND UNDERWRITER'S AT LLOYD'S OF LONDON

Latest Docket

**PLEASE NOTE: Any updates made to the docket today are posted to the website the next day.**

7 record(s) returned.  
Case # Case Title
14-CA-761
Ruling Judge: Honorable June B. Darensburg
District Court #: 713-457
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Lloyd N. Frischhertz, Jr., Dominick F. Impastato, III & Steven J. Rando, for Plaintiff-Appellee-2nd Appellant
Michael G. Fanning, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 05/05/2015 at 11:30 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STEVE BARTON VERSUS JEFFERSON PARISH SCHOOL BOARD, CHERYL FARMER, KIPLYN DIAZ-PEREIRA, AND KISHA BUTLER, AS NATURAL TUTRIX OF THE MINOR CHILD, KESHAWN BUTLER
14-KA-878
Ruling Judge: Honorable June B. Darensburg
District Court #: 13-2898
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Lieu T. Vo Clark, for Defendant-Appellant
Martin E. Regan, Jr., for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 05/05/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS CHAD WILSON
14-CA-879
Ruling Judge: Hon. Lee V. Faulkner, Jr.
District Court #: 714-081
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
W. Patrick Klotz & Mark P. Glago, for Plaintiff-Appellee
David V. Batt & Matthew A. Mang, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 05/19/2015 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
DEADRE THIEL AND GERMAINE DYER VERSUS STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, DAVID PODEWELL AND BANU GIBSON
14-CA-945
Ruling Judge: Honorable June B. Darensburg
District Court #: 609-448
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Kenneth C. Fonte, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Albert J. Derbes, IV & Rory V. Bellina, for Defendant-Appellant
Joseph Mendez - In Proper Person, for Defendant-Appellee
M & T, LLC - In Proper Person, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 05/05/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: 'Remanded in part and rendered' on 05/14/2015
HARRY LEE, SHERIFF AND EX-OFFICIO TAX COLLECTOR FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON VERSUS DOMINICK J. FAZZIO, JOSEPH MENDEZ, & M & T, LLC D/B/A RAINBOW LANES
15-CA-7
Ruling Judge: Honorable Sylvia T. Dunn
District Court #: 13-8076
Lower Court: Office of Workers' Compensation, District 7
Attorney(s):
Miguel A. Elias, Paula J. Ferreira, David S. Scalia & Maria Vargas, for Plaintiff-Appellant
Christopher M. Landry & Deanne B. McCauley, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 05/05/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: 'Affirmed' on 05/14/2015
ISAAC L. GARCIA, SR. VERSUS ROUSES ENTERPRISE, INC., STORE 028, STRATEGIC COMP SERVICES
15-CA-84
Ruling Judge: Hon. Andrea Price Janzen
District Court #: 14-TP-5
Lower Court: Juvenile Court
Attorney(s):
Tilton R. Hunter, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Benny Council, for Defendant-Appellee-2nd Appellant
Virginia L. Baker, for Defendant-Appellant
Melissa W. Berniard, for Minor-Appellee
Court Hearing: 05/19/2015 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
THE STATE OF LOUISIANA IN THE INTEREST OF K.C.C.
15-C-267
Ruling Judge: Honorable June B. Darensburg
District Court #: 717-114 C/W 715-260
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Brian G. Shearman & John H. Denenea, Jr., for Plaintiff-Respondant
Stephen R. Barry, Kathleen C. Marksbury & Daphne P. McNutt, for Defendant-Relator
Court Hearing: 05/19/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
None Available
CRISTEN HEMSTAD VERSUS FRANCIS DAKIN AND STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, M. CHRISTAKIS CO, L.L.C.
6 record(s) returned.  
Case # Case Title
15-KA-36
Ruling Judge: Hon. Scott U. Schlegel
District Court #: 13-6100
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Bruce G. Whittaker, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 06/03/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS KENDELL STUART
15-KA-79
Ruling Judge: Hon. Raymond S. Steib, Jr.
District Court #: 13-3029
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Bruce G. Whittaker, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 06/03/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS TROY M. BREAUX
15-CA-100
Ruling Judge: Hon. Barron C. Burmaster
District Court #: 14-AD-78
Lower Court: Juvenile Court
Attorney(s):
Betsy A. Fischer & Bernadette R. Lee, for Plaintiff-Appellee
William B. Gordon, III, for Minor-Appellee
Noel E. Vargas, Jr., for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 06/03/2015 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
IN RE: T.E.N., APPLYING FOR INTRAFAMILY ADOPTION
15-KA-108
Ruling Judge: Hon. Lee V. Faulkner, Jr.
District Court #: 13-1059
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Frederick J. Kroenke, Jr., for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 06/16/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS JERRY LEE
15-KA-118
Ruling Judge: Honorable Stephen C. Grefer
District Court #: 11-2986
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Jane L. Beebe, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 06/03/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS DOMINIQUE DAVIS
15-KA-173
Ruling Judge: Honorable Ann Murry Keller
District Court #: 12-JU-25
Lower Court: Juvenile Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux & Amanda L. Calogero, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Katherine M. Franks, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 06/03/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA IN THE INTEREST OF H.N.
6 record(s) returned.  
Case # Case Title
14-KA-845
Ruling Judge: Hon. Lee V. Faulkner, Jr.
District Court #: 12-5509
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Bruce G. Whittaker, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 07/02/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS CHADWICK JOSEPH BOUDREAUX
15-KA-78
Ruling Judge: Honorable Nancy A. Miller
District Court #: 10-3138
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Mary E. Roper, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 07/02/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS TERRENCE L. DANIELS
15-KA-89
Ruling Judge: Honorable Ellen Shirer Kovach
District Court #: 12-3448
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Jane L. Beebe, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 07/02/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS CORNELL D. BUTLER
15-KA-99
Ruling Judge: Honorable Stephen C. Grefer
District Court #: 13-4695
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Josephine P. Heller & Andre R. Belanger, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 07/02/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS ERVIN CARTER
15-KA-107
Ruling Judge: Hon. Raymond S. Steib, Jr.
District Court #: 13-2973
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Margaret S. Sollars, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 07/02/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS JOHN HENRY BOYD, JR.
15-KA-151
Ruling Judge: Honorable Robert A. Pitre, Jr.
District Court #: 05-3210
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellant
Bruce G. Whittaker, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 07/20/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS JON FAZENDE
6 record(s) returned.  
Case # Case Title
14-KA-863
Ruling Judge: Honorable Glenn B. Ansardi
District Court #: 08-4643
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Martin E. Regan, Jr. Nisha Sandhu & Aidan Shah, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 08/11/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS FRANCISCO HERNANDEZ
15-KA-26
Ruling Judge: Hon. Lee V. Faulkner, Jr.
District Court #: 11-2706
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee
James D. "Buddy" Caldwell, Colin Clark & Jeffrey Wale, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Holli A. Herrle-Castillo, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 08/11/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS ROGELIO LUCATER GONZALEZ
15-KA-68
Ruling Judge: Honorable June B. Darensburg
District Court #: 11-4437
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Margaret S. Sollars, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 08/11/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS MARK JOSEPH REEDER
15-KA-96
Ruling Judge: Honorable John J. Molaison, Jr.
District Court #: 14-373
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Sherry A. Watters, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 08/11/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS DALE BROWN
15-KA-98
Ruling Judge: Honorable J. Sterling Snowdy
District Court #: 10,348
Lower Court: 40th District Court
Attorney(s):
Honorable Bridget A. Dinvaut, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Gwendolyn K. Brown, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 08/11/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS SHONDRELL CAMPBELL
15-KA-141
Ruling Judge: Honorable Michael P. Mentz
District Court #: 12-1287
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Margaret S. Sollars, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 08/11/2015 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Opinion Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS CALVIN HAYES

Writ Application Intake Form

In an effort to facilitate access for litigants, the Judges of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal have adopted an Intake Form to be used when litigants file a writ application with this Court. Our goal is to promote judicial efficiency, which leads to prompt consideration of pending matters.

By signing the Writ Application Intake Form, counsel for litigants certify that the Writ Application Intake Form meets the requirements of the Uniform Rules of the Courts of Appeal and the Fifth Circuit’s Local Rules.

Click for Writ Application Intake Form.