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Juneau approves another $100,000 for cruise ship lawsuit


April 13, 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) –The city of Juneau has decided to put up another $100,000 to defend itself in a lawsuit brought by the cruise industry alleging it misused funds paid by cruise ship passengers.

The $100,000 approved by the Juneau Assembly on Monday was drawn from the city’s sales tax fund levied on merchants within the city. It is in addition to more than $283,000 the city has already spent in legal fees in the case. Some of the funds have been covered by marine passenger fees.

The lawsuit filed by Cruise Lines International Association in April 2016 challenges the legality of Junea...

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