Association: Flood authority’s case could harm oil companies despite Supreme Court denial to hear appeal
About a month after upholding the district court ruling, the appeals court denied a SLFPA-E request for rehearing, and petitioners in the case filed for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court denied the request Oct. 30, which likely ended the litigation.
“It’s three strikes, and you’re out,” Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, said in a press release shortly after the Supreme Court’s decision was announced. “The SLFPA-E lawsuit was dismissed in a U.S. District Court, refused by a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and denied by the U.S. Supreme Court. These and similar frivolous lawsuits against oil and gas companies are destroying Louisiana’s competitiveness to attract future investment.”
That negative economic impact naturally follows cases such as the SLFPA-E’s lawsuit, John said during his Louisiana Record interview…