BRADENTON, Fla. - Tampa Bay Water was ordered on Monday to pay more than $20 million in legal costs to an engineering firm the regional water supplier unsuccessfully sued earlier this year.

Federal district Judge James Whittemore called the amount of legal fees and costs “extraordinary,” and said the judgment reflects a highly complex engineering professional liability case that may be the largest of its kind.

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