Here's a link to yesterday's newspaper article titled - "Town Liable for Legal Fees"
Some additional context . . .
- Under Arizona law, in cases where a government entity litigates a private party and loses, they must pay the legal fees and other costs of the successful party in the action.
- The award of fees and costs is mandatory under Arizona law and ultimately it will be up to the judge to determine the final amount.
- The potential of having to pay costs to the successful party is a known risk of litigation. The Town of Florence would have known these risks yet, despite having a very weak case, proceeded with litigation regardless.
- We wanted you to have these facts because we want to make sure there is no misunderstanding about why the Town is required to pay these costs. The Town created this situation for themselves.
- It is the Town, as the initiator of the litigation, that has now generated their legal obligation to pay costs to Florence Copper.
FLORENCE REMINDER & BLADE TRIBUNE, "TOWN LIABLE FOR $5 MILLION IN LEGAL BILLS"