FAIRFIELD — The city has filed an appeal of a federal judge’s order to pay $316,750 in fees and costs to attorneys who represent three customers arrested at the In-N-Out on Holiday Lane.
The appeal, filed April 25 in federal court in Sacramento, follows a closed-door session of the Fairfield City Council to discuss the case.
The March 31 order by U.S. District Judge Dale Drozd came after the 2013 civil trial about the July 4, 2009, incident when four college students arrived at the In-N-Out just before 1 a.m.
Three of the four people filed a suit contending false arrest and interference with constitutional rights. A jury in 2013 found the arrests for trespassing were without probable cause but did not involve malice or reckless disregard for the trio’s rights.
The federal jury awarded the plaintiffs $12,150.
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