The Humboldt County Superior Court has granted the City of Eureka's Motion for Attorney's Fees against Floyd and Betty Squires. The Honorable Bruce W. Watson, ruling from the bench, awarded the City $53,374.28 in attorney's fees. The City requested reimbursement of the fees it had incurred when it was forced to defend a lawsuit filed by the Squires against the City claiming that the City and City staff had no basis to enforce code violations for substandard housing at numerous properties owned by the Squires.
The City is still awaiting a decision on its lawsuit filed against the Squires approximately two years ago for substandard housing at numerous properties within the City of Eureka. The trial in that matter concluded on January 2, 2013.