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January 24, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Occupy protester owes Portland more than $7,000

PORTLAND — An Occupy Portland protester blasted in the face with pepper spray owes more than $7,000 for legal expenses from her unsuccessful lawsuit against the city.

The Oregonian newspaper reports the city has filed paperwork listing what it cost to defend against the suit brought by Elizabeth Nichols.

A police officer sprayed her in the face, her mouth open, in 2011.

A jury rejected her suit, in which she sought $30,000, entitling the city to compensation. A judge approved it three months ago.

The city listed the expenses Wednesday, including more than $5,000 for transcripts. It isn’t seeking compensation for staff time.

A city lawyer, David Landrum, said he offered to forgo the expenses if Nichols wouldn’t appeal.

But her lawyer, Benjamin Haile, says she’s appealing because she believes there were errors at trial.

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