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Friday, April 10, 2009

N.C. bill would make recovery of attorney's fees easier

A bill filed in the North Carolina House would provide for automatic recovery of attorneys' fees for people who "substantially prevail" in public record suits, the Charlotte Observer reported. The bill also would create an "Open Government Unit" under the Department of Justice that would mediate public records and open meeting disputes.
A person who has to sue to obtain public records would have an easier time recovering attorney's fees under a bill filed in the state House.

The bill, which was filed Monday, would provide for the automatic recovery of legal fees in cases that are won convincingly.

The bill also establishes a unit in the state Department of Justice to keep public records disputes out of court in the first place.

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