March 4, 2013
On February 12, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed objections to the award of fees in the Public Record Media (PRM) vs. DOJ FOIA lawsuit. The DOJ has asked Chief District Court Judge Michael Davis to overturn Chief Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan’s January 29 order finding DOJ responsible for PRM’s fees. The DOJ’s filing objects to the appropriateness of fee award in this case, and to the amount of fees awarded.
On February 26, PRM filed a response to the DOJ’s objections, arguing that the Chief Magistrate was correct to award fees in the case.
DOJ has requested and received leave from the court to reply to PRM’s response, following which Judge Davis’ ruling will be forthcoming.
(Note – this version of the post contains a correction regarding the date of PRM’s response submission – February 26, rather than February 25.)