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Editor Wins $67,000 in Legal Fees in Suit Over Computer Records

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· Story link A magazine editor who sued Customs and Border Patrol for information about problems in a $1.7 billion…

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A magazine editor who sued Customs and Border Patrol for information about problems in a $1.7 billion computer system has been awarded $67,000 in attorneys fees. The government argued Wired News editor Kevin Paulsen wasn’t entitled to recover fees for his Freedom of Information Act fight because there was no public benefit to disclosure of the information. However, Paulsen wrote two stories about the virus involved and its damaging effects on computer systems. (1/26/07)