Mitchum Must Pay Capps Attorney’s Fees

Judge Donna Geck ordered former congressional challenger Chris Mitchum to pay $37,757 in attorney’s fees for the defamation lawsuit he filed against Rep. Lois Capps that was thrown out of court earlier this year. In the lawsuit, Mitchum contended Capps distorted the truth of a statement he’d made in her TV ad, costing him the election and causing him emotional distress. Capps won the election by nearly four points.

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