FOIA Opinions by Topic
Opinions by topic: Attorney Fees
(List all topics)
- Rivera v. Long (Virginia Supreme Court) (2/8/2008): Where the Social Security numbers are redacted from voter registration application records, the documents will no longer be exempt from inspection.
- Rivera v. Long (Norfolk Circuit Court) (on costs and attorneys' fees) (9/27/2006): Judge rules on cost prevailing plaintiff should pay for copies of general registrar's records, as well as on attorneys' fees for the plaintiff's attorney.
- White Dog Publishing v. Culpeper Board of Supervisors (9/15/2006): In considering certain newspaper publishers' application for a writ of mandamus, the circuit court erred in finding that a county board of supervisors did not violate the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by going into a closed session at a particular meeting and erred in failing to award reasonable costs and attorney's fees under the Act. Because the purpose of the closed session was not the formation or modifications of a procurement contract, it did not fall within the statutory public contract exemption of § 2.2-3711(A)(30), and special circumstances did not make an award of fees and costs unjust.
- Shenandoah Publishing House v. Warren County School Board (6/20/1995): Decided City Council did not violate FOIA by meeting
in closed session; Shenandoah Publishing House Inc. v. The
Winchester City Council; Chancery No. 95-156.
- RF&P Corp. v. Little (2/25/1994): A corporation to which the Virginia
Retirement System appoints two board of trustee members is not a public
body under FOIA. A willful and knowing violation of FOIA warrants the
imposition of a civil penalty.
- Shenandoah Publishing House v. Warren County School Board (5/28/1993): FOIA violations made in good faith do
not require the imposition of civil penalties
- Little v. Virginia Retirement System (11/17/1992): an individual's wilful and knowing
violation of FOIA merits penalty
Making Your FOIA Life Easier
A seminar for state and local records managers at the Library of Virginia
800 E. Broad St., Richmond
Thursday, May 30, 2013
9:00 - 12:00
Click here for a paper registration form OR
(note: you do NOT need a PayPal account to use the PayPal payment page)
About the FOI Blog
Check out our blog for updates on VCOG's work, upcoming events, news and commentary.
Show most recent blog posts
List/search blog posts
FOIA Council Subcommittee on Rights & Responsibilities
FOIA Council Subcommittee on Electronic Meetings
Making Your FOIA Life Easier - a records management seminar
How Many Clicks?
VCOG surveyed all 134 Virginia counties and independent cities and asked,
"How many clicks does it take to get to your local budget?"
Now, click the owl and find out how YOUR locality ranked.
Drive your open government pride
Show your FOIA pride!
Get the new FOIA car magnet.