Courthouse News has this on a nearly quarter of a million dollar attorney fee bill imposed on the IRS. The sad thing is that rather than work with the requesters on a rather simple matter, the government stuck in their heels and fought the request (it was over a formatting issue on records - not whether they were exempt or not). By fighting the matter the government now has to pay the equivalent of a couple of mid-level yearly salaries. And it will come out of the IRS's FOIA budget - not exactly a positive development for them. It would be interesting to know if the executive who made the decision to fight this is the same one who has to run the FOIA office on a day to day basis?