The Treasury Department's bill of over $500,000 to respond to a FOIA request concerning the once-frozen assets of a Libyan company has brough unforeseen consequences to the Department of Treasury, a lawsuit. The Treasury Department will now have to defend its excessive FOIA fee in Court. A similar request to the FBI only resulted in fees of $242, but of course, the FBI has yet to process and release the responsive records.
It could get worse, the Michigan State Police have told a requester that fees on her request for records pertaining to Homeland Security Grants are estimated to be almost $6.8 million dollars. Yes, I said million.