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Allied Concrete Lawsuit Update: Murray Ordered to Reimburse some Attorney Costs

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There is more money being moved around in what had been a $10 million civil judgment, an award already reduced by the judge because of attorney misconduct.

In June of 2007, an Allied Concrete truck overturned on 25-year-old Jessica Lester's car, crushing her. She died several days later. Her family sued Allied Concrete and was awarded a record amount of money and legal fees.

Since then, the case has been sullied by a long list of mistakes - including the lawyer representing the family, Matt Murray, admitting that he mislead the court, destroyed evidence and tried to hide what he'd done. In September, Judge Edward Hogshire cut the jury's award nearly in half.

Now, Judge Hogshire says that Murray must reimburse Allied's attorneys for some of their costs. Hogshire says Murray has to pay $542,000 to the defendant's legal team.

Isaiah Lester, the husband of the woman who died, has to pay another $180,000.

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