Daly ordered to pay legal fees of nearly $272000


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. 'John Daly has been ordered to pay almost $272,000 in legal fees for his unsuccessful libel lawsuit against The Florida Times-Union.
Duval County Circuit Judge Hugh Carithers ordered Daly to pay $263,088 in attorneys fees, plus costs of $8,675.99 and 8 percent interest rate per year until it is paid.
Carithers dismissed the lawsuit in March. He ruled that former columnist Mike Freemans statements in a 2005 column were either true or constitutionally protected opinion.
Calls to Dalys attorney, Lydia A. Jones, and Dalys agent, Bud Martin, and Times-Union publisher Lucy Talley were not immediately returned.
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