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Scher Awarded $29K In Court Fees

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Former Bill Graham Presents exec Danny Scher was awarded $28,622 in attorney fees after winning that case that Contra Costa county infringed on his right to hold fundraisers at his Kensington, California, backyard amphitheater.

Last month, a Superior Court judge threw out three county fines against Scher, totaling $800, for three concerts he had held at his residence in 2004. The judge ruled that the county must repay all legal fees associated with the case as well.

“The use of one’s home for fundraising events is not an uncommon occurrance, and it is everyone’s right to freedom of speech and association to use one’s home for such events,” Superior Court Judge John Sugiyama said in his ruling, according to the Contra Costa Times.

Scher hosted concerts by Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, and other headliners for charity and political benefits.

In October, the county Board of Supervisors passed a “temporary events ordinance,” capping a four-year battle with Scher, by limiting his ability to put on the shows. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers