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Vermont Legislature Limits Legal Fee Recovery in Records Cases

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  1. Freedom of Information
· Story link The Vermont Legislature approved a law that requires public agencies to pay legal fees in public records…

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The Vermont Legislature approved a law that requires public agencies to pay legal fees in public records cases only if a court finds they “knowingly and unreasonably” withheld the records. Media organizations had pressed for attorney’s fee recovery anytime a requester won a legal battle for access, arguing that a lack of good faith is all but impossible to prove. (4/4/05).