IFC is pleased that Judge Yates awarded our attorney fees to be paid. We had fantastic representation with Hagenow & Gustoff LLP, specifically Bill Gustoff and Andrew Karas as well as Alan R. Ostergren of Ostergren Law. We would have been pleased further with an award of damages, but were not.
The IFC counterclaim is still continuing. Stay tuned for more on this in the coming months.
From the Ottumwa Courier Story:
Judge Joel Yates on Thursday ordered the county to pay a total of $22,200 to attorneys who represented J.D. Thompson and the Iowa Firearms Coalition. Monroe County had sued both in March to see clarity on whether the county could ban firearms in the courthouse.
The county defended its prohibition of firearms, citing previous orders from the Iowa Supreme Court. State law, however, prohibits courthouses from banning firearms unless there is armed security present and courthouse visitors are screened with metal detectors.
Yates ruled in July that the prohibition was illegal, and ordered the signs removed. The ruling added that the county did not have the standing to file its original lawsuit, with Yates’ order coming in response to a counterclaim that was filed against the county.
Read the whole article HERE.
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