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FOIA exemptions improperly applied to legal fee records (access required)

The circuit court too broadly applied the attorney-client and work-product exemptions in Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act when approving a city’s redactions of invoices for legal and expert witness fees. The case is remanded for further review and to determine whether the plaintiff is entitled to costs and attorney’s fees as a prevailing party. Facts Bergano sued the ...