From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The cost to taxpayers of a 5-year-old legal dispute between theDeKalb County (Ga.) School District and a construction management company has risen to $37 million, according to court records. The district fired Heery/Mitchell in February 2007, complaining that the company had problems with costs and delays. Heery/Mitchell sued for $1.5 million in unpaid invoices and damages. DeKalb countersued, contending that the company mismanaged more than $100 million and defrauded the district. The district has paid lawyers $18 million for its work on the case, and owes another $19 million.