LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Vermilion Parish is fighting efforts by neighboring Lafayette Parish to move the parish line farther south. Vermilion considers the land its own under a 2002 boundary agreement thought to have ended decades of dispute over where the border should be.

The Advocate reports the Vermilion Parish Police Jury filed a lawsuit this month in state court in Abbeville to enforce the 12-year-old boundary agreement.

The move comes after Lafayette city-parish government began making efforts last year to void the compact and draw the parish line anew. Some city-parish officials arguing the boundary drawn after the 2002 agreement was based on incomplete research of historical records.

No court date has been set in lawsuit.

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