Finance Expert Witnesses & Failed Land Deal

DuPage County, IL, Judge Dorothy French ordered the Indian Prairie School District’s to hand over records they’re hoping will show hypocrisy in the school district’s objection to reimbursements the Brach and Brodie trusts are seeking over a failed land deal. The records include contracts, bills, invoices and payments for its attorneys and finance expert witnesses as well as documents regarding its legislative efforts to secure quick-take power. The Sun-Times News reports:

The district also is contesting the validity of all fees sought for reimbursement because attorneys and expert witnesses secured by the trusts used “block billing” rather than a “task-based billing” approach that would allow their charges to be scrutinized for “reasonableness.”