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Ohio Owes Lawyers $2.7M In Fees

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August 5, 2016

A costly voting-rights legal battle in Ohio has ended with a federal appeals court reaffirming that the state owes lawyers $2.7 million in legal fees. The attorneys successfully challenged the state’s voting reform laws over the last 10 years. “The case is a good example of the large bills that taxpayers have to foot when the state defends laws passed by the legislature and continuously appeals the decisions to higher courts,” writes’s Eric Heisig. The ruling ordered that the fees be re-calculated, and that may shrink the total amount. But the same lawyers requesting these fees have also logged three years of as-yet-unbilled work.

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