San Fran Blasts Enviros' $1.3M Fee Bid In Golf Course Case

Law360, New York (April 8, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT) -- San Francisco on Friday called a request for $1.3 million in attorneys' fees by a coalition of environmental groups "excessive" and said it reflects "inefficient" legal counsel, noting the coalition lost their lawsuit that alleged the city and county harmed frogs and snakes at a public golf course.

Wild Equity Institute, Center for Biological Diversity, National Parks Conservation Association, Surfrider Foundation, Sierra Club and Sequoia Audubon had alleged that the city's water management measures at the Sharp Park Golf Course led to the illegal “taking” — which...
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