POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) -- The law firm hired to defend Gov. Chris Christie's administration in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal has charged the state another $780,000 for work this summer.

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The Department of Law & Public Safety released new invoices Friday from the firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.

The firm is representing Christie's office in state and federal investigations into last September's lane closures. It has charged the state more than $7 million so far.

The new invoices total $388,014 for May, $249,972 for June and $146,473 for July.

Gibson Dunn earlier this year agreed to reduce its rate from $650 per hour to $350.

The firm published a 350-page report in March.


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