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Marriage case attorney on fees: ‘Reasonable and fair’

Deborah Ferguson, lead attorney for the four Idaho couples who successfully sued to overturn Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage, issued this statement on the order for the state to pay $401,663 of their attorney fees and costs:

“Judge Dale found our request for attorneys fees was reasonable and fair, with minor adjustments. Under the law, Congress has determined that lawyers who represent persons with valid civil rights violations are entitled to reasonable fees. This is especially so, when they prevail on all issues, as the Idaho plaintiffs have done.” 

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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