BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Oil and Gas Association President Don Briggs got a reprieve from testifying in LOGA's lawsuit filed against Attorney General Buddy Caldwell after he submitted a doctor's affidavit saying health problems prevented him from taking the stand.
The New Orleans Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1k7qCee ) state District Judge Janice Clark had ordered Briggs to show up Tuesday to testify in the case, which involves procedures surrounding the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East's hiring of attorneys who are suing oil and gas companies for coastal damage.
Clark had threatened to have Briggs arrested when he didn't show up for Monday's trial date. LOGA attorneys said Briggs was suffering from extremely high blood pressure but didn't provide evidence that convinced Clark to excuse him.
Briggs is now scheduled to testify March 10.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com
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