A federal judge has called on lawyers for the state and for the prisoner who won the right to a taxpayer-funded sex change operation to negotiate a settlement for the prisoner’s legal fees, saying the state may be facing some hefty bills after losing the decade-long case. US District Judge Mark L. Wolf said in an order issued over the weekend that Michelle Kosilek is entitled to be reimbursed for legal fees now that she has proved the state violated her constitutional rights by denying her a medically necessary procedure.
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