Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Sportsplex Reaches Settlement.(Final)

Byline: Scott Sandlin Journal Staff Writer

1999 Civil Rights Lawsuit Put To Rest

Partners in the Albuquerque Sportsplex who won $4.2 million for civil rights violations by Bernalillo County last year agreed Thursday to settle the case for $1.89 million.

During a hearing that lasted all of a minute, Bernalillo County District Judge William Lang signed off on the settlement agreement reached between the parties before a planned appeal was in full flower.

The stipulated judgment vacates the April 2002 verdict as well as an additional $435,000 in attorney fees. Lang awarded the legal fees in September under provisions in the law that lets the winner in a civil rights case collect legal fees from the other side. …

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