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State Ordered to Pay Friends of Animals' Fees

January 24, 2007 | Wolves / Alaska Boycott

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

By Tim Mowry

The state must pay $95,000 in attorney fees to Friends of Animals for a lawsuit the Connecticut-based animal-rights group won last year that temporarily halted Alaska's controversial predator control program, according to a decision by an Anchorage Superior Court judge last week.

Superior Court judge Sharon Gleason ruled Friday that the state is responsible for attorney fees incurred by Friends of Animals for a lawsuit the group filed in November 2003 that was decided last January.

The decision was confirmed by state officials and representatives for Friends of Animals.

"It's very good news," said FOA executive director Priscilla Feral by phone from Connecticut.

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