by: Lilly Chapa | Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
A federal court awarded a California-based journalist and author
nearly half a million dollars in fees, concluding two FOIA litigation
battles with the FBI that lasted for more than 25 years.
U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco ruled Thursday that
the FBI must pay Seth Rosenfeld $479,459 in attorneys’ fees because the
journalist “substantially prevailed” in the two lawsuits he filed
against the FBI.