University of Idaho racks up nearly $200,000 in unexplained legal bills

The University of Idaho has paid a Boise law firm nearly $200,000 so far this year — with almost no explanation.

However, it appears that much of Hawley Troxell’s work stems from the U of I’s controversial bid to buy the University of Phoenix.

Claiming attorney-client privilege, the university blacked out nearly the entire invoices — including the descriptions of legal services, itemized billings, and even the hourly rates of attorneys who performed work on behalf of the public university.

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