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MSD ordered to pay doubled legal fees in storm-water case

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(KMOV)-- A judge is doubling the legal fees owed by the Metropolitan Sewer District after it lost a case over billing for storm-water run-off.
In 2010, a judge ruled the storm-water charges were a tax, not a fee, and required voter approval.
The Greensfelder Law Firm was awarded $2.1 million in legal fees, which MSD did not pay. MSD officials call the ruling unfair and unnecessary.
MSD spokesman Lance Lecomb says ratepayers will be responsible for the hike.
A Greensfelder spokesman tells News 4 that MSD could have avoided payment of the fees if it followed the law, and put the storm-water charge to a vote.

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