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Judge orders Ann Arbor congregants to pay legal fees for the 18-year protesters outside their synagogue

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (JTA) – In the latest twist in the long-running legal saga over a small group of protesters who have gathered weekly outside a Michigan synagogue for the past 18 years, a judge has ruled that Jewish worshippers who lost a lawsuit against the protesters must pay them more than $150,000 in legal fees.

U.S. District Court Judge Victoria Roberts ruled on Jan. 25 that the two plaintiffs - including one who is a Holocaust survivor - and their lead attorney who had sued the group of five protesters in 2019 had filed a frivolous lawsuit against "peaceful protesters." Therefore, Rob...

 

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