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 August 31, 2010  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Surveillance, Youth & Schools

John P. Martin reports:

A federal judge Monday ordered the Lower Merion School District to pay about $260,000 now – and potentially much more later – to the lawyer who brought the lawsuit over the district’s webcam monitoring.

In a 14-page opinion, Senior U.S. District Judge Jan E. DuBois said Mark S. Haltzman deserved to be paid for work that led to a preliminary injunction against the district in May. And he said Haltzman could submit the rest of his bills when the case ended.


It’s not clear to me whether the district will actually be stuck with the bill because back in April, the district’s insurance carrier, Graphic Arts Mutual, had sued in federal court for injunctive relief, claiming that it was not responsible for any costs involved in defending the district in this matter. That matter has not yet been decided by the court.

If you’d like to read the court’s 14-page memorandum, I’ve uploaded it here (pdf). The corresponding 2-page order can be found here (pdf).

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