Jeffco attorneys working to minimize opponents' legal fees

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Attorneys for Jefferson County are working to minimize legal fees for lawyers who sued the county over its old occupational tax.

Attorneys who represented taxpayers want a percentage of the $38-million in tax revenue. That money is currently being held in escrow. It will eventually go to refunds.

The attorneys could be awarded more than $10-million for their work. Jefferson County commissioners hope to reduce that amount.

"We are trying to get the best win, the deal for the county and for the taxpayers we can get," says Commissioner Jim Carns. "The lawyers' fees will be determined by the judge not us."

The case returns to court tomorrow.

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