LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A state District Court judge has refused to put a quick end to Broussard's lawsuit challenging two 2010 annexations by the city of Lafayette.

District Judge Durwood Conque rejected Lafayette's request for a summary judgment, which would have stopped the lawsuit from proceeding. So, barring a successful appeal, Lafayette and Broussard must surrender, settle or go to trial.

The Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/11jp87r ) the issue centers on Lafayette's acquisitions of southern tracts known as the Vieux Chenes annexation, after the city-owned golf course by that name, and the Plantation Oaks annexation, named for a subdivision. They were part of a series of land grabs by Lafayette, Broussard and Youngsville that followed the opening of the Ambassador Caffery Extension in 2010.

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Information from: The Advertiser, http://www.theadvertiser.com3