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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
Curtis B. Pursell
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)


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news EMERGENCY COURT CLOSURE UPDATE. The Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, shall remain closed through September 19, 2021, unless otherwise directed by further order of this Court. This period of closure shall be considered a legal holiday in accordance with La. R.S. 1:55; and all filings due between August 27, 2021 and September 19, 2021 shall be deemed timely if filed on or before September 27, 2021. However, during this period of closure, the Court shall continue to handle emergency matters as necessary. Cases scheduled for oral argument on September 9, 2021—20-CA-378, 21-CA-65 C/W 21-C-48, and 20-CA-452—shall be continued without date and shall be reset as soon as practicable. 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 and Copies

**Effective July 1, 2021**
   
Civil Appeal *+ $327.00
Civil Writ *+ $177.00
Application for Rehearing * $126.50
Answers to Appeal * $126.50
Motions on Unlodged Appeals $100.00
All Other Civil Motions $50.00
Motions for Extension of Time $50.00
Motions to Exceed Page Limitation $50.00
Copies of Opinions, Pleadings, etc., per page $2.00
Copy of Appellate Record on Media $35.00
Late Fee for Filing Brief $100.00
Amicus Brief $100.00
*Includes $26.50 additional filing fee required by La. R.S. 13:10.3.
See also La. R.S. 13:352 and Local Rule 1.

+ Includes $0.50 filing fee required by 2016 Act No. 131 and La. R.S. 13:86 on all initial civil filings, effective August 1, 2016. Click for additional information regarding Act. 131.

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
Answer to Appeal Original
Application for Rehearings Original
Memo for Appeal Original
Motions, Extensions, etc. Original
Writ Application and Oppositions Original

Holiday Schedule

  
NEW YEAR'S DAY 1/1/2021
MLK DAY 1/18/2021
PRESIDENT'S DAY 2/15/2021
MARDI GRAS 2/16/2021
GOOD FRIDAY 4/2/2021
MEMORIAL DAY 5/31/2021
INDEPENDENCE DAY (OBSERVED) 7/5/2021
LABOR DAY 9/6/2021
COLUMBUS DAY 10/11/2021
ALL SAINTS DAY 11/1/2021
VETERANS DAY 11/11/2021
THANKSGIVING DAY 11/25/2021
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY 11/26/2021
CHRISTMAS EVE 12/24/2021
NEW YEAR'S EVE 12/31/2021

Latest Published Opinions

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

1 record(s) returned.  
Case # PDF Case Title
21-C-279
Ruling Judge: Hon. Jerome J. Barbera, III
District Court #: 15-2179
Lower Court: None Available
Court Hearing: None Available
Non-Published: 
Disposition: 'Writ Denied' on 08/26/2021
STANLEY R. PALOWSKY, III, ET AL. VERSUS ALLYSON CAMPBELL

Latest Docket

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

10 record(s) returned.  
Case # Case Title
20-CA-271
Ruling Judge: Honorable Kirk A. Vaughn, Judge Pro Tempore
District Court #: 71,928
Lower Court: 40th District Court
Attorney(s):
Robert W. Maxwell & Scott C. Barney, for Plaintiff-Appellee Olethia Davis - In Proper Person, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 09/08/2021 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: 'Remanded with Instructions'
FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, LLC VERSUS OLETHIA DAVIS
20-CA-378
Ruling Judge: Hon. Lee V. Faulkner, Jr.
District Court #: 657-982
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terrence J. Lestelle, Andrea S. Lestelle, Richard M. Morgain, Evan P. Lestelle & Randy J. Ungar, for Plaintiff-Appellant Deborah A. Villio, Michael L. Fantaci & James C. Raff, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 09/09/2021 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
MARTA I. GARCIA AND LESTER A. MOLINA VERSUS CITY OF KENNER, KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT AND RONALD BERTUCCI
20-CA-452
Ruling Judge: Jefferson Parish Personnel Board
District Court #: 19-11
Lower Court: Jeff Parish Personnel Board
Attorney(s):
Dale E. Williams, for Plaintiff-Appellant Crystal M. Heine, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 09/09/2021 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
SEAN DAVID DUCKETT, SR. VERSUS JEFFERSON PARISH DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - STREETS
20-CA-457
Ruling Judge: Honorable Timothy S. Marcel
District Court #: 85,549
Lower Court: 29th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Robert L. Raymond, for Plaintiff-Appellee Lisa N. Carey - In Proper Person, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 09/08/2021 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
PARISH OF ST. CHARLES THROUGH THE DEPT. OF PLANNING & ZONING VERSUS LISA N. CAREY
21-CA-40
Ruling Judge: Honorable Frank A. Brindisi
District Court #: 788-793
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Richard H. Barker, IV, for Plaintiff-Appellant Raymond R. Egan, III, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 09/08/2021 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
DEMARCUS MOSS VERSUS HAROLD M. STOKES, MD, PONTCHARTRIAN ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE, AND EAST JEFFERSON AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER
21-CA-64
Ruling Judge: Honorable Donald A. Rowan, Jr.
District Court #: 786-167
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
M. Catherine Hilton & Ron A. Austin, for Plaintiff-Appellant Andrew Decoste, for Defendant-Appellee David J. Schexnaydre, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 09/09/2021 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
ROBERT BELL AND CHERYL BELL VERSUS DANNY HEMBREE, STILLWATER SOLUTIONS, LLC, ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY, AND XYZ INSURANCE COMPANY
21-CA-65
Ruling Judge: Honorable Frank A. Brindisi
District Court #: 762-162
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Kelly S. Rizzo, John W. Redmann, Edward L. Moreno, Travis J. Causey, Jr., Jonathan E. Ley, & Christian A. Galleguillos, for Plaintiff-Appellant/Relator Michelle Mayne Davis, Jack E. Truitt, Lou Anne Milliman, Nancy N. Butcher, Lauren A. Duncan & Angelina Valuri, for Defendant-Appellee/Respondent Daniel R. Atkinson, Jr., Julie E. Vaicius, Philip G. Smith, Erin O. Braud, & Thomas H. Barnett, for Defendant-Appellee/Respondent
Court Hearing: 10/14/2021 at 11:30 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
SUSAN D. POLLARD VERSUS 21ST CENTURY CENTENNIAL INSURANCE COMPANY A/K/A FARMER'S INSURANCE GROUP AND ROY A. CEFALU C/W SUSAN POLLARD VERSUS 21ST CENTURY INSURANCE COMPANY A/K/A FARMERS INSURANCE GROUP AND ROY CEFALU
21-CA-67
Ruling Judge: Honorable June B. Darensburg
District Court #: 745-335
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Olden C. Toups, Jr., for Plaintiff-Appellant Richard E. Gruner, Jr., Guice A. Giambrone, III, and Michael G. Fanning, for Defendant-Appellee Scott L. Sternberg, Joseph R. Marriott, and Michael S. Finkelstein, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 09/08/2021 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
JEFFERSON PARISH SCHOOL BOARD VERSUS TIMBRIAN, LLC
21-C-227
Ruling Judge: Honorable Michael P. Mentz
District Court #: 782-360
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Vanessa Motta, for Plaintiff-Relator Peter M. Donovan, for Defendant-Respondant Edwin C. Laizer, Christopher A. D'Amour, Kyle L. Potts & Leigh Ann Tschirn Schell, for Defendant-Respondant
Court Hearing: 09/22/2021 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
MEG VINCENT, WIFE OF AND KEITH VINCENT, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF THE MINOR CHILDREN, EMMA VINCENT, CAMILLE VINCENT, HARRISON VINCENT, AND HUDSON VINCENT VERSUS NATIONAL GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY, DR. FREDRICK DANTAGNAN ON BEHALF OF THE MINOR JACQUELINE DANTAGNAN AND HUDSON INSURANCE COMPANY
21-C-547
Ruling Judge: Honorable Donald L. Foret
District Court #: 798-285
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Sarah M. Kalis & D. Scott Rainwater, for Defendant-Relator Jeanne K. Demarest, Roderick Alvendia, John B. Kelly, III, Kurt A. Offner & Jennifer Kuechmann, for Plaintiff-Respondant
Court Hearing: 09/22/2021 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
ALVIN KOST AND LICHELLE KOST VERSUS FLEET RESERVE ASSOCIATION AND/OR FLEET 162 AND AXA INSURANCE COMPANY
18 record(s) returned.  
Case # Case Title
20-KA-95
Ruling Judge: Honorable J. Sterling Snowdy
District Court #: 15,508
Lower Court: 40th District Court
Attorney(s):
Honorable Bridget A. Dinvaut & Henri P. Dufresne, for Plaintiff-Appellee Honorable Jeffrey M. Landry & Grant L. Willis, for Plaintiff-Appellee C. Gary Wainwright, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 10/13/2021 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS JUAN ALEXANDER
20-KA-302
Ruling Judge: Honorable Frank A. Brindisi
District Court #: 17-2493
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Thomas J. Butler, for Plaintiff-Appellee Mary Constance Hanes, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 10/13/2021 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS IRWIN GOMEZ-COLON
20-KA-381
Ruling Judge: Honorable Stephen D. Enright, Jr.
District Court #: 18-2516
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Thomas J. Butler, for Plaintiff-Appellee Lieu T. Vo Clark, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 10/13/2021 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS JARED DIAZ
20-KA-429
Ruling Judge: Honorable J. Sterling Snowdy
District Court #: 16,386
Lower Court: 40th District Court
Attorney(s):
Honorable Bridget A. Dinvaut, & Christopher Cortez for Plaintiff-Appellee Samuel H. Winston, & Kara A. Larson, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 10/13/2021 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS RICHARD STARKS, JR.
21-KA-25
Ruling Judge: Honorable E. Adrian Adams
District Court #: 14-2923
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Thomas J. Butler, for Plaintiff-Appellee Cynthia K. Meyer, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 10/14/2021 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS DARWIN L. BETHUNE AKA "TRENT"
21-KA-41
Ruling Judge: Honorable Stephen D. Enright, Jr.
District Court #: 95-2328
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Thomas J. Butler, for Plaintiff-Appellee Jane L. Beebe, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 10/13/2021 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS GLEN STYLES
21-C-48
Ruling Judge: Honorable Frank A. Brindisi
District Court #: 762-162
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Court Hearing: 10/14/2021 at 11:30 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
SUSAN POLLARD VERSUS 21ST CENTURY INSURANCE COMPANY A/K/A FARMERS INSURANCE GROUP AND ROY CEFALU
21-CA-65
Ruling Judge: Honorable Frank A. Brindisi
District Court #: 762-162
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Kelly S. Rizzo, John W. Redmann, Edward L. Moreno, Travis J. Causey, Jr., Jonathan E. Ley, & Christian A. Galleguillos, for Plaintiff-Appellant/Relator Michelle Mayne Davis, Jack E. Truitt, Lou Anne Milliman, Nancy N. Butcher, Lauren A. Duncan & Angelina Valuri, for Defendant-Appellee/Respondent Daniel R. Atkinson, Jr., Julie E. Vaicius, Philip G. Smith, Erin O. Braud, & Thomas H. Barnett, for Defendant-Appellee/Respondent
Court Hearing: 10/14/2021 at 11:30 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
SUSAN D. POLLARD VERSUS 21ST CENTURY CENTENNIAL INSURANCE COMPANY A/K/A FARMER'S INSURANCE GROUP AND ROY A. CEFALU C/W SUSAN POLLARD VERSUS 21ST CENTURY INSURANCE COMPANY A/K/A FARMERS INSURANCE GROUP AND ROY CEFALU
21-CA-80
Ruling Judge: Honorable Glenn B. Ansardi
District Court #: 757-924
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Donald W. Bordelon - In Proper Person, for Defendant-Appellant Herschel C. Adcock, Jr., Corey J. Giroir, Ronnie J. Berthelot, & Harold Cradic III, for Plaintiff-Appellee Christopher D. Meyer, for Plaintiff-Appellee Jeffrey D. Martiny, for Curator Appellee
Court Hearing: 10/13/2021 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL LOUISIANA, INC. VERSUS ZOIE BREAUX BORDELON A/K/A ZOIE B, BORDELON A/K/A ZOIE BORDELON, ERNEST BORDELON, JR., DONALD W. BORDELON A/K/A DONALD BORDELON AND GERALDINE A. BORDELON A/K/A GERALDINE BORDELON
21-CA-83
Ruling Judge: Honorable Stephen D. Enright, Jr.
District Court #: 778-509
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Jonathan C. Pedersen & D. Douglas Howard, Jr., for Plaintiff-Appellant Gino R. Forte & Wade A. Langlois, III, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 10/14/2021 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
AYSE S. MANN VERSUS LOUISIANA-1 GAMING, A LOUISIANA PARTNERSHIP IN COMMENDAM D/B/A BOOMTOWN CASINO NEW ORLEANS AND JEFFERSON PARISH DEPARTMENT OF WATER
21-CA-117
Ruling Judge: Honorable Ellen Shirer Kovach
District Court #: 784-348
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Robert J. Caluda, for Plaintiff-Appellee-2nd Appellant Christopher P. Lawler, for Defendant-Appellant Gordon P. Guthrie, III, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 10/14/2021 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
DAVID CRAWFORD VERSUS ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY
21-CA-131
Ruling Judge: Hon. Lee V. Faulkner, Jr.
District Court #: 801-807
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
William K. Wright, IV, Philip A. Franco, Courtney C. Miller, & Jeffrey E. Richardson, for Plaintifff-Appellant Timothy S. Madden, J. Grant Coleman, Robert J. Burvant, W. Spencer King, & Henry A. King, for Plaintiff-Appellee Walter R. Woodruff, Jr., Fred L. Herman, David R. Sherman, Matthew A. Sherman, Jacob D. Young, & Meredith E. Chehardy, for Plaintiff-Appellee Christian N. Weiler, & Reese F. Williamson, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Court Hearing: 10/13/2021 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
SUCCESSION OF RAYMOND JOHN BRANDT
21-CA-132
Ruling Judge: Honorable Ellen Shirer Kovach
District Court #: 790-815
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Drew M. Talbot, Alexandria E. Seay, & John W. Crongeyer - for Plaintiff-Appellant Edward D. Wegmann, Marjorie A. McKeithen, Matthew A. Mantle, Allison B. Kingsmill, William M. Backstrom, & James C. Percy - for Defendant-Appellee Winstol D. Carter, & Elizabeth B. Herrington - for Defendant-Appellee Kelly E. Ransom - for Defendant-Appellee Anne Marie Seibel & Tiffany Degruy - for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 10/13/2021 at 02:30 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
JOSEPH P. LOPINTO, III, SHERIFF AND EX-OFFICIO TAX COLLECTOR FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON VERSUS EXPEDIA, INC. (WA), ET AL.
21-CA-132
Ruling Judge: Honorable Ellen Shirer Kovach
District Court #: 790-815
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Drew M. Talbot, Alexandria E. Seay, & John W. Crongeyer - for Plaintiff-Appellant Edward D. Wegmann, Marjorie A. McKeithen, Matthew A. Mantle, Allison B. Kingsmill, William M. Backstrom, & James C. Percy - for Defendant-Appellee Winstol D. Carter, & Elizabeth B. Herrington - for Defendant-Appellee Kelly E. Ransom - for Defendant-Appellee Anne Marie Seibel & Tiffany Degruy - for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 10/13/2021 at 02:30 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
JOSEPH P. LOPINTO, III, SHERIFF AND EX-OFFICIO TAX COLLECTOR FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON VERSUS EXPEDIA, INC. (WA), ET AL.
21-CA-133
Ruling Judge: Hon. Raymond S. Steib, Jr.
District Court #: 801-707
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Jim S. Hall, Matthew B. Moreland, & Jennifer L. Crose, for Plaintiff-Appellant Carolan D. Luning, Guice A. Giambrone, III, & Craig R. Watson, for Defendant-Appellee David F. Bienvenu & Joshua D. Ecuyer, for Defendant-Appellee Robert J. David, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 10/14/2021 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
625 LABARRE ROAD, LLC AND JIM HALL VERSUS PARISH OF JEFFERSON, AMERICAN ALTERNATIVE INSURANCE COMPANY, NATIONAL UNION FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, SAFETY NATIONAL CASUALTY CORPORATION
21-CA-134
Ruling Judge: Honorable Glenn B. Ansardi
District Court #: 808-762
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Joseph R. McMahon, III, for Defendant-Appellant Michael G. Calogero, for Plaintiff-Appellee
Court Hearing: 10/14/2021 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
BENA LANZA TOZEL AND CHRISTENA CARLEEN TOZEL VERSUS JODY ANN SPENCER JORDAN TOZEL
21-CA-150
Ruling Judge: Honorable Stephen C. Grefer
District Court #: 761-838 C/W 797-938
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
W. J. LeBlanc, Jr. & Leslie A. Bonin, for Appellee Don C. Gardner, Albert J. Gardner, III, Cynthia A. De Luca, & Marynell L. Piglia, for Appellant
Court Hearing: 10/14/2021 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
AMANDA COUSIN VERSUS MICHAEL COUSIN C/W MICHAEL COUSIN VERSUS AMANDA COUSIN
21-KA-255
Ruling Judge: Honorable Ellen Shirer Kovach
District Court #: 16-7108
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Thomas J. Butler, for Plaintiff-Appellant Dane S. Ciolino & Clare S. Roubion, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 10/14/2021 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS RONALD GASSER

COURT FORMS

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.

Please click (English Version), (Spanish Version), (Chinese Version), and (Vietnamese Version) for Writ Application Intake Form.

CRIMINAL PRO SE BRIEFING NOTICE

In all criminal appeals, counsel for the defendant shall complete the pro se briefing notice (Appendix A) issued by this office and attached to the notice of lodging and briefing order. Counsel shall attach the original completed pro se briefing form to a copy of the brief to be filed with this court and mail the notice and copy of the brief to the defendant. The date of notice and mailing to the defendant shall not be later than the date the brief is filed with this court.

A copy of the completed form shall also be attached to counsel’s brief and submitted to this court for filing within the briefing delays established by the clerk of court. Any brief submitted by counsel will be rejected by the clerk of court if a copy of the form is not attached to the brief at the time of its submission to this court or if the form is incomplete.

Adopted Jan. 20, 2009, effective Feb. 1, 2009.

Please click (English Version), (Spanish Version), (Chinese Version), and (Vietnamese Version) for the Pro Se Briefing Notice.

PRO SE BRIEFING MANUAL

Please click for a printable version of the Pro Se Manual.

Language Access

The Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal is committed to providing persons of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) with meaningful access to the court. Our Language Access Coordinator is:

Curtis B. Pursell
Clerk of Court
Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
101 Derbigny Street, Gretna, LA 70053


If you need interpretive services or want more information about our language access services, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (504)376-1400 or clerksoffice@fifthcircuit.org.

Additional information may be obtained from the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Office of Language Access, available here.

If you have a complaint regarding language access, please click here.

Please click (English Version), (Spanish Version) , (Chinese Version), (Vietnamese Version), (Arabic Version), and (French Version) for the brochure for Language Access.