Tuesday, January 26, 2016

States In Total Liable For Over $13.6M In Lawyers' Fees In Same-Sex Marriage Case Losses

National Law Journal yesterday reported on its compilation of legal fees that 26 states which unsuccessfully defended same-sex marriage bans have agreed to pay or been ordered by courts to pay to successful plaintiffs.  They total more than $13.6 million (including the later-reported $100,000 settlement with Montana)-- with 6 states each being required to pay over $1 million.  The NLJ also published a chart showing the award or settlement amount by case. Fee petitions are still pending in three states.