League City protests day laborer case fees; defense says city should have settled

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by Christopher Smith Gonzalez/ The Daily News

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Posted on July 1, 2013 at 10:20 AM

LEAGUE CITY — A lawsuit brought by a group of day laborers in League City over their right to solicit work in the city may end up costing the city more than $500,000.

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund is seeking compensation for attorneys’ fees and costs to the tune of $503,633. The group filed a lawsuit in federal court in 2011 for the day laborer group Jornaleros de las Palmas after the police department began cracking down on congregations of day laborers.

A U.S. District Court judge ruled in favor of the workers, stating that the city’s attempt to stop them from soliciting work was a violation of their First Amendment rights.

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