Palin seeks more than $22,000 in attorneys’ fees in dismissed lawsuit

JUNEAU (AP) – Sarah Palin is seeking more than $22,000 in attorneys’ fees after a federal judge tossed a lawsuit brought against her.

Palin was represented by private attorney John Tiemessen and state Assistant Attorney General Dale House. The claims made against Palin by activist Chip Thoma dated to when Palin was governor.

The attorneys, in a court filing Monday, said Palin’s reasonable fees, including attorney and paralegal fees, total $22,418. That includes $16,680 for House’s fees and $5,738 in fees for Tiemessen’s firm.

Thoma claimed Palin acted to silence him for complaining about traffic around the governor’s mansion in 2009.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess found Thoma hadn’t provided the necessary evidence to support his claims. Burgess, in dismissing the case, said Thoma would recover nothing and Palin would recover costs.

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