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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)


Announcements

 
news Fax Filing $50.00 (Fifty Dollars) Convenience Fee. Effective July 1, 2020. 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, 2020**
   
Civil Appeal *+ $326.50
Civil Writ *+ $176.50
Application for Rehearing * $126.00
Answers to Appeal * $126.00
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 Disc $35.00
Late Fee for Filing Brief $100.00
Amicus Brief $100.00
*Includes $26.00 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 + 1 Copy
Answer to Appeal Original + 1 Copy
Application for Rehearings Original + 1 Copy
Memo for Appeal Original + 1 Copy
Motions, Extensions, etc. Original + 1 Copy
Writ Application and Oppositions Original + 3 Copies

Holiday Schedule

  
NEW YEAR'S DAY 1/1/2020
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY 1/20/2020
PRESIDENT'S DAY 2/17/2020
MARDI GRAS 2/24/2020
MARDI GRAS 2/25/2020
GOOD FRIDAY 4/10/2020
MEMORIAL DAY 5/25/2020
Independence Day (Observed) 7/3/2020
LABOR DAY 9/7/2020
COURT CLOSURE 9/23/2020
COURT CLOSURE 9/24/2020
COURT CLOSURE 9/25/2020
COLUMBUS DAY 10/12/2020
ALL SAINT'S DAY (OBSERVED) 11/2/2020
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION (Federal Holiday) 11/3/2020
VETERANS DAY 11/11/2020
THANKSGIVING 11/26/2020
THANKSGIVING 11/27/2020
CHRISTMAS 12/24/2020
CHRISTMAS 12/25/2020
NEW YEAR'S EVE 12/31/2020
NEW YEAR'S DAY 1/1/2021

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
20-CA-13
Ruling Judge: Hon. Lee V. Faulkner, Jr.
District Court #: 772-251
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Court Hearing: 06/10/2020 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: 'Affirmed; Remanded with Instructions' on 07/02/2020
RENEE JACKSON & ANTIONE COLEMAN VERSUS LIBERTY PERSONAL INSURANCE COMPANY

Latest Docket

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

12 record(s) returned.  
Case # Case Title
17-KA-372
Ruling Judge: Honorable Nancy A. Miller
District Court #: 15-2842
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee Letty Di Giulio, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 07/08/2020 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: 'Sentence vacated and remanded' on 02/20/2019
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS WILLARD ANTHONY
19-CA-495
Ruling Judge: Honorable Stephen D. Enright, Jr.
District Court #: 749-779
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Kevin J. Christensen, for Plaintiff-Appellant Kevin C. O'Bryon & Kathleen E. Simon, for Defendant-Appellee David P. Vicknair, Kassie Lee Richbourg & Deandra De Napoli, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 07/08/2020 at 03:00 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
MARIE DESROSIER VERSUS LEXINGTON INSURANCE COMPANY AND CERTIFIED CLEANING AND RESTORATION, INC.
19-CA-497
Ruling Judge: Honorable Henry G. Sullivan, Jr.
District Court #: 749-298
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Richard C. Trahant & Jack E. Morris, for Plaintiff-Appellee Guice A. Giambrone, III & Jacob K. Best, for Defendant-Appellee James A. Prather, James W. Adair, & Christopher Meeks, for Defendant-Appellee Danica B. Denny, Kathleen P. Rice, Patrick J. McShane & Lauren A. Guichard, for Defendant-Appellee Tara E. Clement, Jameson M. Taylor & William P. Worsley, for Defendant-Appellee Sidney W. Degan, III, Foster P. Nash, III, Stephanie L. Cheralla & Travis L. Bourgeois, for Intervenor-Appellant Glen E. Mercer & Kourtney T. French, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 07/08/2020 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
SHANE SALATHE VERSUS THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF SEWERAGE
19-CA-539
Ruling Judge: Hon. Shannon Bruno Bishop
District Court #: 18-6622
Lower Court: Office of Workers' Compensation, District 7
Attorney(s):
Timothy E. Benedetto, for Plaintiff-Appellee Brad J. Gegenheimer, Glenn D. Price, Jr. & Olden C. Toups, Jr., for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 07/08/2020 at 11:30 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STACI LANZA HUGHES VERSUS BROADSPIRE AND JEFFERSON PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM
19-KA-547
Ruling Judge: Hon. Scott U. Schlegel
District Court #: 17-71
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Thomas J. Butler, for Plaintiff-Appellee Bertha M. Hillman, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 07/08/2020 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS BOBBY R. JOHNSON
19-KA-581
Ruling Judge: Honorable Nancy A. Miller
District Court #: 18-7505
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Thomas J. Butler, for Plaintiff-Appellee Jane L. Beebe, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 07/08/2020 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS NICKOLOS MARCHIAFAVA
19-KA-582
Ruling Judge: Honorable Danyelle M. Taylor
District Court #: 17-6321
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Thomas J. Butler, for Plaintiff-Appellee Bertha M. Hillman, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 07/08/2020 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS TWYENA THOMAS
19-KA-601
Ruling Judge: Honorable Ellen Shirer Kovach
District Court #: 17-415
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Thomas J. Butler, for Plaintiff-Appellee Jane L. Beebe, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 07/08/2020 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS VIUSQUI J. PEREZ-ESPINOSA
19-KA-606
Ruling Judge: Honorable Emile R. St. Pierre
District Court #: 18,226
Lower Court: 29th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Hon. Joel T. Chaisson, II, for Plaintiff-Appellee Mary Constance Hanes, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 07/08/2020 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS ED RAYMOND VEILLON, JR.
20-CA-39
Ruling Judge: Honorable Danyelle M. Taylor
District Court #: 775-482
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Regel L. Bisso, & Robert G. Miller, Jr., for Plaintiff-Appellant Pedro F. Galeas, & Thomas A. Robichaux, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 07/08/2020 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
DR. ALBERT LAGRAIZE VERSUS RACHELE BASLER, DERRICK RILEY AND PEOPLE SPEAK, L.L.C.
20-C-54
Ruling Judge: Honorable Robert J. Burns, Judge Pro Tempore
District Court #: 786-180
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Preston L. Hayes & George B. Recile, for Plaintiff-Respondant Michael L. Deshazo & Christine W. Adams, for Defendant-Relator
Court Hearing: 07/07/2020 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
VINCENT CAMINITA, JR. AND MISTY CAMINITA, FOR AND ON BEHALF OF THEIR MINOR CHILD, GINO CAMINITA VERSUS THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS, AND OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, METAIRIE, LOUISIANA D/B/A OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE SCHOOL
20-KA-67
Ruling Judge: Honorable M. Lauren Lemmon
District Court #: 16,588
Lower Court: 29th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Hon. Joel T. Chaisson, II, for Plaintiff-Appellee Jeremiah J. Sams & Adrienne E. Aucoion, for Plaintiff-Appellant Maria M. Chaisson, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 07/08/2020 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS JARROD DEMPSTER
6 record(s) returned.  
Case # Case Title
19-KA-119
Ruling Judge: Honorable Donald A. Rowan, Jr.
District Court #: 16-5061
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Thomas J. Butler, for Plaintiff-Appellee Cynthia K. Meyer, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 08/19/2020 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS IVORY D. FRANKLIN, II
20-KA-20
Ruling Judge: Honorable Cornelius E. Regan
District Court #: 17-2323
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Thomas J. Butler, for Plaintiff-Appellee Bertha M. Hillman, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 08/19/2020 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS RONNIE LIM
20-KA-23
Ruling Judge: Hon. Katherine Tess Stromberg
District Court #: 78,64
Lower Court: 23rd Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Honorable Ricky L. Babin & Adam J. Koenig, for Plaintiff-Appellant Wilbur W. Reynaud, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 08/19/2020 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS MATTHEW RICHARD WIGGINS
20-KA-32
Ruling Judge: Honorable Stephen D. Enright, Jr.
District Court #: 14-797
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Thomas J. Butler, for Plaintiff-Appellee Gwendolyn K. Brown, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 08/19/2020 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS NOE A. AGULIAR-BENITEZ AKA NOE AGUILAR-BENITEZ
20-KA-72
Ruling Judge: Hon. Scott U. Schlegel
District Court #: 16-4724
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Thomas J. Butler, for Plaintiff-Appellee Cynthia K. Meyer, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 08/19/2020 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS MARK PRIEST
20-KA-73
Ruling Judge: Honorable Donald A. Rowan, Jr.
District Court #: 17-1037
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Thomas J. Butler, for Plaintiff-Appellee Gwendolyn K. Brown, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 08/19/2020 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS COREY WOODS

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.

Click 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 for a printable version of the Pro Se Briefing Notice.

PRO SE BRIEFING MANUAL

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