Douglas, who learned of the decision when contacted by a North Jefferson News reporter for comment, said he would need to talk with his attorneys before commenting. That would not happen until Wednesday, Douglas said later Tuesday night.
Lowery said that the city had already filed a condemnation notice on the property and could legally tear it down, but that they were waiting on Judge King’s decision. He added that city attorneys will look at the ruling to see what comes next.
Douglas has carried on a sometimes-public feud with Lowery, and ran against him in the most recent city elections, but lost by a wide margin.