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Sea Gov Summit Law

Phonebook Lawsuit Cost Seattle $264,503 in Legal Fees

Update: Seattle Weekly reports that the city has announced a $517,500 settlement with the phonebook companies. The total cost of the settlement and legal fees to the city therefore is $781,503. City says phonebook opt-out service will be taken offline soon. In response to my public records request, the City of Seattle reports it has paid $264,503 in outside counsel fees …

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Phonebook Stack

Why You Should Care About Seattle’s Phonebook Debacle

Update: In response to my public records request, the City of Seattle reports it has paid $264,503 in outside legal fees during the Yellow Pages Lawsuit. Reading through the comments on BoingBoing about Seattle’s proposed $500,000 settlement with phonebook companies highlighted for me how misunderstood the issues of corporate influence are and how predictable our responses are as concerned citizens and activists. This case has …

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Dexspeech

Corporate Personhood to Cost Seattle $500,000 to Settle Phone Book Lawsuit

Update 2: There is now a followup: Why you should care about Seattle’s phonebook debacle? Update: This post did not include an estimate for the city’s own legal fees. The city retained Summit Law Group as outside counsel on the case which has lasted nearly 18 months and included written and oral arguments to the Federal Court of Appeals. City officials have …

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