LAKE CHARLES – The Louisiana Court of Appeal, Third Circuit, has denied an appeal in Lafayette Home Rule Charter lawsuit
The court was composed of Judges Slylvia Cooks, John Saunders and Kent Savoie and issued their ruling from the bench Friday afternoon through an 18-page opinion posted online.
Judges Cooks and Savoie ruled in favor of the Lafayette City Parish Government ordinance that was affirmed in May by a previous ruling made by 15th Judicial District Judge John Trahan
That ruling was in favor of the city-parish split that was approved by voters last fall. Judge Trahan stated in that ruling that the clerical errors made in the precincts can be corrected via City-Parish Council ordinance
Judge Saunders was the only dissenter. The court heard oral arguments from attorneys representing the plaintiffs and defendants on Wednesday.