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Metro gets $50,000 legal bill after musician successfully sues to play near stations
To Metro’s list of woes, add another: A court ruled Monday that the agency must pay more than $50,000 in attorneys’ fees to counsel for a musician who successfully sued for the right to play near Orange Line stations.
Metro will now have to pay $50,145 to Young’s counsel. Metro officials declined to comment on the case Wednesday.
Jeffrey Louis Light, a private civil rights attorney who represented Young in conjunction with the Rutherford Institute, a Charlottesville group that advocates for civil liberties, said Metro’s decision to contest the fees increased them by about $20,000 as the issue was drawn out in court.