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FEMA Must Reimburse $105,000 in Legal Fees in Records Dispute

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· Story link The Federal Emergency Management Agency will have to reimburse several Florida newspapers $105,000 in legal fees for…

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency will have to reimburse several Florida newspapers $105,000 in legal fees for its refusal to provide records of $1.2 billion in disaster relief grants following storms in 2004. “The amount speaks for itself. It’s a victory for the First Amendment,” said Chuck Tobin, attorney for the Ft. Myers News Press, the Pensacola News Journal and Florida Today. (12/14/07)