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Library board suing city again

The Niagara Falls Public Library board is heading back to court against City Hall.

The city was sued by the library board last year when it underfunded the library by $1 million.

In September, State Supreme Court Justice Vincent E. Doyle ordered the municipality to pay the library the balance of a $2 million appropriation in the 2005 city budget, as well as attorneys' fees.

Library leaders say the city still has not paid all the money it allocated to the library in 2005 or any legal fees related to the lawsuit.

Library Board attorney Edward P. Perlman filed a request for summary judgment with State Supreme Court on Thursday, stating that the city has never paid $93,891 still owed to the library at the end of 2005 or attorneys' fees of $5,670.