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NY Governor Signs Bill Allowing Public to Recover Legal Fees in Access Cases

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· Story link New York Gov. David Paterson signed into law a new public records provision that requires the state…

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New York Gov. David Paterson signed into law a new public records provision that requires the state to reimburse people who successfully sue to get access to public records or meetings. The law does require the legal fees to be reasonable and states that the provision will not apply if the dispute might have been settled without court action. (8/12/08)