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Phil King (Weatherford)- *I Just Don't Remember*-about the EnCana gas explosion case
 


8 May 2007 at 8:50:33 AM
salon

A little background. Here you have a man who died in an explosion and Phil King uses legislative continuances to delay the trial. And CLEARLY this was not done for legitimate reasons.

At the center of it is a man named Tab Dotson, whose fiery death at age 46 in a forklift cab near Decatur two years ago sparked a lawsuit against EnCana Oil & Gas USA, a subsidiary of Canadian energy giant EnCana Corp. A lawyer for Dotson's family, which includes two young daughters, says King suggested a few months ago that he could help them pursue personal-injury claims against EnCana.

Then in February, King turned up as one of EnCana's defense lawyers -- and got an automatic trial delay for the company. Now Dotson's widow and her lawyer say King double-crossed them and used his legislative privilege for a quick corporate payoff.

"I just don't understand how some politician can get involved with an oil company at the last minute and keep us from going to trial. It seems like he is more interested in getting a paycheck than helping people," said Dotson's widow, Kristy. "Our little girls need some closure."

 The Fort Worth Star-Telegram points out that King is apparently the top Republican user of the tactic.

Using an exclusive perk for legislators who practice law, he can automatically postpone trial proceedings that would conflict with a legislative session.

And halt them he has -- at least 69 times since 2003, making King, R-Weatherford, one of the most prolific users of the "legislative continuance" and apparently the top Republican doing it, records indicate.


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1 - dot   8 May 2007 @ 12:52:29 PM 

In reference to your Phil King article---

It's getting to  be more and more the case in Texas that if you need help against an industrial polluter or an oil/gas operator, you cannot trust your politicians at any level.  We have first hand experience in this regard with our federal representative.



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