FILE - This May 17, 2017 file photo Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., speaks with the media on Capitol Hill, in Washington. A California judge has ordered Issa to pay his opponent in last year's election more than $45,000 for legal expenses incurred during a defamation lawsuit. Issa, a San Diego County Republican, sued Democrat Doug Applegate in November over attack ads the congressman said hurt his reputation. The judge in March said Issa didn't prove his case, and also sided with Applegate, who argued that he was exercising free speech rights with the television commercials.
FILE - This May 17, 2017 file photo Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., speaks with the media on Capitol Hill, in Washington. A California judge has ordered Issa to pay his opponent in last year's election more than $45,000 for legal expenses incurred during a defamation lawsuit. Issa, a San Diego County Republican, sued Democrat Doug Applegate in November over attack ads the congressman said hurt his reputation. The judge in March said Issa didn't prove his case, and also sided with Applegate, who argued that he was exercising free speech rights with the television commercials. Alex Brandon,File AP Photo
FILE - This May 17, 2017 file photo Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., speaks with the media on Capitol Hill, in Washington. A California judge has ordered Issa to pay his opponent in last year's election more than $45,000 for legal expenses incurred during a defamation lawsuit. Issa, a San Diego County Republican, sued Democrat Doug Applegate in November over attack ads the congressman said hurt his reputation. The judge in March said Issa didn't prove his case, and also sided with Applegate, who argued that he was exercising free speech rights with the television commercials. Alex Brandon,File AP Photo

Issa told to pay challenger for legal expenses in lawsuit

September 13, 2017 11:33 AM