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Lafayette Parish appears ready to continue boundary battle

10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago December 02, 2015 Dec 2, 2015 Wednesday, December 02 2015 December 02, 2015 10:16 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

LAFAYETTE - Lafayette Parish appears ready to continue fighting a border dispute with Vermilion Parish.

Multiple media outlets report the Lafayette City-Parish Council killed a proposal Tuesday by Councilman Jared Bellard to end a long-running legal feud with Vermilion Parish over the location of the parish line.

The council's vote against the proposal came after council members discussed the litigation in a closed-door executive session.

Bellard sought to drop Lafayette's lawsuit seeking to void a 2002 agreement between the parishes on where the boundary should be. Bellard argued city-parish government should stop spending money on attorneys after the state 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal last month upheld a ruling favoring the Vermilion Parish Police Jury in the dispute.

The vote sets the stage for Lafayette to appeal to the Louisiana Supreme Court.

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