- 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.
Jonesí 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