Rep. Phil King has joined the defense team in a wrongful death lawsuit in Wise County. After that, an "automatic" Motion for Continuance was then filed since the legislature is in session. (It's mandatory that it be granted.)He claims that his presence is not to seek a continuance because "I've done a lot of oil and gas work. I'm perfectly qualified to be the attorney,"
Oil and gas work qualifies you to defend a wrongful death suit just because it happened at a drill site?
From 2003 to 2006, only one other lawmaker has used the "legislative continuance" more than King.