N.J. pays newspaper $40K in legal fees

Submitted by LDieringer on Tue, 12/20/2011 - 11:01am

From nj.com:

NEPTUNE — The state education department has paid more than $40,000 to cover the legal fees incurred by a New Jersey newspaper that successfully sued to gain access to department records.

The state said it denied access to the records because it planned to eventually investigate the erasures.