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State plans to seek $16K from Miller team

Posted: Wednesday, December 29, 2010

JUNEAU - The state of Alaska plans to seek nearly $16,000 in legal fees from Joe Miller's team over litigation surrounding the U.S. Senate race.

The Department of Law says its attorney fees related to Miller's challenge in state Superior Court totaled $79,722.50. The department says it is allowed to recover 20 percent of the fees and is seeking $15,957.55.

The Republican Miller sued over the state's handling of the election and counting of write-in ballots for his rival, Sen. Lisa Murkowski. The state Supreme Court last week refused to overturn election results favoring Murkowski, and a federal judge on Tuesday refused to second-guess the high court and dismissed Miller's suit in federal court.



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