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Garland Robinette

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Garland: Atty General Landry takes over coastal lawsuits; now what?

If our state Attorney General takes over coastal lawsuits against oil & gas, will it help the cause of Louisiana parishes or oil and gas? Jeff Landry is taking over coastal lawsuits filed by three parishes against oil and gas firms.  Will that move make Louisiana’s case stronger?  Will it make oil and gas pay... or not pay at all?  

I invited Loyola Law Professor Rob Verchick and Congressman Garret Graves into the Think Tank this morning so see about getting some clarification on this. 

"Coastal restoration is something that affects the entire state, so the Attorney General respresenting the State has the right to intervene to make sure all of these claims are being organized to the best interests of the state in general. What we don't know is exactly what Landry in this capacity is going to do, whether he's going to have the effects of strengthening the lawsuits or weakening the lawsuits, from the plaintiff's point of view," explained Verchick.

"The Parishes sued based upon state authority or state liability, so the Attorney General says look, I'm the state's chief legal officer, so I'm going to intervene and basically take over control over these so we don't have dozens of disparate efforts out there trying to manage these different lawsuits," Congressman Graves told us.

To listen to the podcast, click the link below.

FULL AUDIO: Garland talks coastal lawsuit news with Rob Verchick and Congressman Garret Graves


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Locations : Louisiana
People : Garret GravesGeneraJeff LandryRob Verchick




 
03/16/2016 1:47PM
Garland: Atty General Landry takes over coastal lawsuits; now what?
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