Casino Lawsuit Bogged Down by Attorney Fees
As reported by the Whitefish Pilot: "Negotiations in the Best Bet Casino inverse-condemnation lawsuit have bogged down over the issue of litigation expenses, with the attorney for the casino asking for $263,507. "That's on top of the $176,833 that a jury awarded K & R Partnership in July last year. In a 12-0 ruling, the jury decided the city owed $161,000 for the value of the land taken to build 13th Street between U.S. Highway 93 and Baker Avenue, and $15,833 for breach of contract based on how paving and drainage was done for a parking lot behind the casino. ".K & R's attorney, Sean Frampton -- whose father, Kent Frampton, owns the casino -- submitted a bill for litigation fees in August last year."