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State says tribe missed deadline, shouldn’t get legal fees in racing case

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Attorney General's office says the Coeur d'Alene Tribe missed its deadline to collect attorney fees in their legal fight over instant horse racing terminals. Earlier this month, the Idaho Supreme Court ruled on the side of the tribes that Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's move to keep the lucrative betting machines legal was invalid. Now the tribe is petitioning the state's high court to collect more than $95,000 in legal fees from the state. Deputy Attorney General Mike Gilmore contends that the tribe waived its claim to collect fees from the state because it did not file their legal bill within 14 days of the court's ruling. The tribe counters that the state is misconstruing the rules surrounding the case.

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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