Plaintiff in Vigo County Jail lawsuit files for $35K in attorney fees

A former Vigo County inmate has filed for attorney fees in the jail lawsuit against county leaders.

Posted: Apr. 11, 2019 1:40 PM
Updated: Apr. 11, 2019 2:21 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – The plaintiff in the Vigo County Jail lawsuit is asking for nearly $35,000 in attorney fees.

This week Jauston Huerta’s legal team submitted a request for attorney fees.

His damage claim in the case has been settled. Huerta was to submit a separate request for attorney fees.

A court filing includes a breakdown of the time attorney Michael Sutherlin spent on the case totaling $34,839.70. His submission to the court details time from September of 2016 through February of 2019.

Huerta claimed conditions are the jail caused him to be injured.

A federal judge has said the conditions are unconstitutional. County leaders are still deciding where to put a new jail.

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