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City’s tab for homeless shelter lawsuit could triple

The city of Boise could see its tab for losing a lawsuit over housing for the homeless climb from $1 million to nearly $3 million once attorneys' fees and costs are added, the AP reports. A federal jury ordered the city to pay $1 million to Community House in September, after finding that the city discriminated against homeless women and children and retaliated against the organization when board members complained. Now the attorneys that represented Community House in the lawsuit are asking that their client be compensated for fees and costs — which they say total nearly $1.9 million. Attorneys for the city, meanwhile, are seeking to set aside the judgment or get a new trial. Click below for a full report from AP reporter Rebecca Boone.

City of Boise ordered to pay $1 million in Community House lawsuit

A federal jury has ordered the city of Boise to pay $1 million to an organization that helps homeless people, for discriminating against women and children and retaliating against the organization when board members complained, reports AP reporter Rebecca Boone. The verdict was handed down Wednesday evening in U.S. District Court in the lawsuit brought by Community House Inc. “The city respectfully disagrees with the jury's decision and will be reviewing all its options to reverse this verdict,” Boise city spokesman Adam Park said in a prepared statement released this morning; click below for Boone's full report.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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