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Jul 11, 2013 9:12 AM by AP

Judge to remain on property dispute case

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district judge has denied the West Feliciana Parish Police Jury's motion to remove Judge George H. Ware Jr. from a lawsuit over ownership of property near the old Mississippi River ferry landing.

The jury is disputing the ownership claims of Lambert Gravel Co. and heirs of the late Paul A. Lambert Sr., among them jury President Ricky Lambert.

The jury argued that another judge should preside over the case because Ware gave the jury legal advice on securing a lease from the Lamberts for a boat landing site adjacent to the ferry landing.

Ware was district attorney at the time.

Judge William G. Carmichael ruled on Wednesday that the jury had produced no evidence that Ware had advised the jury on any issue currently before the court.

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