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Bible camp controversy racks up hundreds of thousands in legal fees Submitted: 11/25/2013
Rhinelander - Oneida County taxpayers should feel thankful the county has insurance to cover legal bills. A Milwaukee lawyer defending the county has racked up almost $400,000 in legal costs. Andrew Jones is defending Oneida County against the Jaros family, who wants to build a large bible camp on Squash Lake west of Rhinelander. You a drawing of the proposed camp attached to this story. Jones' legal fees have come to about $393,000. But Oneida County only had to pay a $10,000 deductible. The rest was covered by insurance. The case has been in litigation for years after both Oneida County and the Town of Woodboro denied a request to build the camp. Right now, the Jaroses are waiting on a federal court decision on whether to rehear the case. The next step could be an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Written By: Ben Meyer

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