Finally, A Lawsuit I Can Get Behind

I have little patience for frivolous lawsuits that drain taxpayers’ wallets to give lowlifes an outlet for their vanity or easy access to get rich quick by exploiting the letter of the law. That’s why I get almost giddy when a fully merited lawsuit surfaces.

Michelle Malkin reports that Fox Business Network filed suit against the U.S. Treasury Department over failure to respond to legitimate Freedom of Information Act requests. The Network sought data on the allocation of bailout funds that … gasp … would give the American public the transparency promised by Hank Paulson when he ascended to the bailout throne earlier this year.

Kevin Magee, Executive Vice President, FOX News commented, “The Treasury has repeatedly ignored our requests for information on how the government is allocating money to these troubled institutions. In a critical time like this amidst mounting corruptions and an economic crisis, we as a news organization feel it’s more important than ever to hold the government accountable.”

Steven Mintz, Esq. of Mintz & Gold LLP, and legal counsel for the network added, “Despite the several requests for expedited information filed by FBN, it has become apparent that the Treasury will not cooperate without mounting legal pressure. Therefore, we have filed a complaint in the Federal Court in New York and ask the Court to make the Treasury provide the information sought by the journalists at FBN.”

Justice and government accountability – dare I hope?

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  1. MishMashZone » Fox Business Network Files Lawsuit Against US Treasury Dept on December 19th, 2008 6:20 pm

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