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Tree-sitters held in contempt must pay attorneys’ fees (access required)

Two people who intentionally squatted in trees in order to protest the construction of a pipeline were held in contempt, fined and ordered to pay all of the pipeline’s attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred in obtaining the contempt order. Background On Jan. 31, 2018, the court granted Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC partial summary judgment which confirmed its ...