Judge Orders Johnson to Pay Sandwich Legal Fees

gavelSANDWICH – A Barnstable Superior Court judge has ordered former Sandwich schools superindendent Mary Ellen Johnson to pay for the town’s legal fees.

Johnson was awarded $434,000 in December after Judge Christopher Muse found the town breached her contract.

She has since submitted five motions asking for a larger settlement. Those motions have been denied.

Attorney John Davis, who represents the Town of Sandwich in the case, said he filed a motion with the judge seeking the compensation.

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Davis will now submit an affidavit to Judge Muse detailing how much the town has spent on its recent defense.

Johnson will have 10 days to appeal if she chooses.