City of Durango disputes legal fees owed in lost open records case

The Durango Herald: The city of Durango is disputing more than $21,000 in legal fees an attorney representing resident John Simpson claims are owed in an open records case he won against the city in February.

Following an executive session Tuesday, Durango City Council directed City Attorney Mark Morgan to enter into negotiations “specifically relating to the legal fees involved in that matter.”

Morgan said on Friday the city challenged Pagosa Springs attorney Matt Roane, who represents Simpson in the case, about the requested fees totaling $21,146.50. Roane and Simpson rejected the offer, though.

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