A superior court judge has awarded San Diego more than $4.3 million in legal fees for prevailing in a case brought by South Bay developer Roque De La Fuente.

In April, the city was awarded more than $1.26 million when two related lawsuits were dismissed. De La Fuente was awarded $94.5 million by a jury in 2001 for his case, which claimed his Otay Mesa business park was harmed by the actions of the city. That decision was overturned in 2006.

“We’ve managed now to recover all of our attorney fees and completely turn around all three cases,” Aguirre said. “We went from facing $300 million in liability to recovering more than $5 million.”


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