Fla. To Pay $1.1M In Atty Fees In 'Gun Gag' Law Case

Law360, Miami (July 24, 2017, 6:23 PM EDT) -- Florida will pay $1.1 million in legal fees to the doctors who successfully challenged the constitutionality of a state "gun gag" law curbing doctors from asking patients about firearm ownership, the doctors' attorneys announced Monday.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed off on an agreement Friday that was hammered out in mediation and needed just the governor's approval before the state could start paying out the legal fees of the doctors and medical groups that sued over the Firearm Owners Privacy Act, which barred physicians from asking about personal gun ownership. The statute was struck down by the Eleventh Circuit in an...

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