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Your taxpayer dollars….going out the back door in lawsuits & legal fees?

Even with the news of high-profile lawsuits against the city and county of Los Angeles, it might shocking to know how much money the governments actually pay out in settlements and legal fees: for the past two years L.A. City has paid $137 million for legal costs while L.A. County has spent $190 million on lawsuit verdicts, settlements and outside counsel. In these times of tight budgets, how can the city and county control these seemingly exorbitant legal expenses?