Workman May Sue County for Legal Fees

Workman May Sue County for Legal Fees

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Former Salt Lake County Mayor Nancy Workman may soon be back in court -- but this time on the offensive.

After her February trial, Workman billed the county for 196-thousand dollars in attorney fees. Her attorney Greg Skordas said Workman may now have no other option than to sue the county for the money.

Skordas said a lawsuit will likely be filed within the next 30 days, after county officials offered to pay only 15-percent of Workman's bill.

John Soltis with the district attorney's office said the county has reviewed the claim and is now waiting for a response from Workman to the county's lesser offer.

Soltis said the county's position is that the fees Workman has requested are clearly excessive.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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