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NJ Sports Betting Case Nets A Price Tag Of $8.6 Million In Legal Fees by J.R. Duren

Freedom doesn’t come cheap.

Earlier this month, online publication Observer reported that New Jersey had spent $8.6 million in legal fees during its sports betting appeal. The state is asking the US Supreme Court for the freedom to create and enact their own laws regarding sports betting.

Those fees have accumulated since 2012 when then-Gov. Chris Christie hired private law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to take up the case in circuit court and eventually before the Supreme Court.

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