Legal Costs Mounting in Shelby School Dispute

Legal expenses are piling up for both sides in the Shelby County schools merger dispute, Fox13 news in Memphis reports. The county has been billed $215,000 so far and has moved $800,000 to a legal expense fund. Suburban areas seeking to create their own municipal school districts are also racking up legal expenses. All sides in the suit must have their final proof in the case filed by Thursday for Judge Samuel Hardy Mays. Mays will then rule in a written decision on whether the state law that opened the door for municipal school district is constitutional.