Fee Fight is Back On

Garnishment of state property weighed

Civil rights lawyers say they will take any steps necessary, including garnishing the property of the state or certain state officials, after the Maryland Board of Public Works refused to honor a federal court order to pay their attorneys’ fees in a voter-registration case.  The attorneys’ fee order stems from the settlement of a 5-year-old civil rights lawsuit over a Maryland Transit Administration regulation that prevented voter registration at bus and train stations.

Andy Freeman and Laura Abelson represent the plaintiffs in obtaining attorneys’ fees.

Download PDF