BOISE -- The city of Boise could see its tab for losing a lawsuit over housing for the homeless to climb from $1 million to nearly $3 million once attorneys' fees and costs are added up.
A federal jury ordered the city to pay $1 million to Community House in September, after finding the city discriminated against homeless women and children and retaliated against the organization when board members complained. Now Community House is asking to be compensated for attorney's fees and costs totaling nearly $1.9 million.
Under federal law, the winner of a lawsuit can generally seek to recover fees and costs from the losing side.
Attorneys for the city, meanwhile, have asked U.S. District Judge Candy Dale to overturn the verdict or grant a new trial.