BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge state judge has ordered the president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association to appear in court Tuesday or face jail for contempt.
That's according to attorneys attending what was supposed to be a hearing on the association's effort to block wetlands litigation against some of its members.
Nola.com ' The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1mtJUZE ) District Judge Janice Clark's order Monday came after LOGA's President Don Briggs failed to appear at the hearing, which aimed to address the association's lawsuit seeking to rescind Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's approval of the east bank levee authority's decision to file the wetlands damage suit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies.
Briggs was in Lafayette Monday, according to his son, Gifford Briggs, who is vice president of LOGA.
Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com
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