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An offer to waive legal fees in sex-change case

The lead lawyer for the convicted murderer who won the right to a taxpayer-funded sex change operation said Monday that she will waive legal fees in the case, estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, if the state waives an ­appeal and provides the surgery.

The declaration came after a federal judge called on lawyers for the prisoner and the state Department of Correction to negotiate a settlement, saying the state may be facing some hefty bills after losing the decade­long case. Under law, a prevailing plaintiff is entitled to reimbursement for money spent on the case.

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