Thursday, December 23, 2010

Town spent $17,000 defending a $5 fee

New Jersey - A township spent more than $17,000 defending a $5 fee it charged a resident for a compact disc of a council meeting. Tom Coulter filed a complaint with the New Jersey Government Record Council saying he should pay the actual cost of the CD to get the recording. The state council sided with Coulter and found he should have paid about 96 cents. Bridgewater Township paid more than $14,000 in legal fees defending the case. It had to pay $3,500 to Coulter for his legal fees and give him a $4.04 refund....More

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