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Years later, no payment after Elks discrimination suit

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Lawyers for four women who won a sex discrimination suit against the Hartford Elks lodge say they hope mediation will bring a settlement of unpaid debts stemming from the lawsuit.

At a hearing in Washington Superior Court on Thursday, lawyers involved in the long-running litigation said the Elks owe more than $700,000 to victims and lawyers.

Most of that money is owed to Burlington lawyer Ted Hobson and the state Human Rights Commission.

One of those trying to get money from the Elks is their own former lawyer. Attorney Norman Watts of Woodstock represented the club in the initial lawsuit by the seven women, and he says he hasn't been paid for those services.

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