Ellerbrook wins $243k but wants city to pay additional $268k - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Ellerbrook wins $243k but wants city to pay additional $268k

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock City employee who sued for retaliation and won is now seeking payment from the city for her attorney's fees, and the costs are worth more than the damages awarded.

Earlier this month, a jury awarded Martha Ellerbrook $243,000. Ellerbrook says she was passed over for a job in the Water Department because she helped her husband with his own lawsuit against the city.

Now Ellerbrook is requesting that she be awarded fees and expenses totaling more than $268,000. The judge has not yet ruled on her request.

Meanwhile, Ellerbrook is currently employed by the city as Lubbock's Animal Services Director.

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