Judge holds off on ruling in fued between the City of Broussard and Lafayette

Broussard disputing Lafayette's annexation of piece of land including the Vieux Chenes Golf Course

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 3:24pm

The fued between Broussard Mayor Charles Langlinais and City-Parish President Joey Durel has hit a plateau due to a District Judge deciding to take more time reviewing the case to issue a ruling in a lawsuit about the annexation of land.  Lafayette annexed a large piece of land that borders both the City of Broussard and the City of Youngsville properties, ultimately to own the Vieux Chenes Golf Course.  Broussard was also eyeing the property along the extension of Ambassador Caffrey Parkway as possible additions, so the City of Broussard is disputing that annexation in court.  Lafayette has now filed a motion for Summary Judgement to ultimately throw the case out of court, and the judge needs more time to decide.

"It was us basically telling, asking the judge to rule that there really is no case.  That everything Lafayette did was appropriate and proper adn typical of what the law requires of an annexation, but it's up to the judge.  He will use his wisdom and his knowledge of the law and research, and make a decision as to whether or not we need to go to court and have a trial," says City-Parish President Joey Durel, Lafayette Government.

Mayor Durel says Lafayette government is hoping that the judge will rule and end the expenses of having to defend something they think they have a very strong case about.  The judge did say that his ruling would come sometime in the near future, but is not sure when exactly that will be.

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