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Law360, New York (December 3, 2015, 8:43 PM ET) — The federal government asked the Seventh Circuit on Wednesday to deny a retired immigration attorney’s bid for more than $140,100 in attorneys’ fees in a Freedom of Information Act case, arguing that he had not “substantially prevailed” since it’s unclear which records will be released.

The government urged the court to deny the fees request from David Rubman, a retired immigration lawyer who’s locked in a FOIA dispute with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, claiming that he hasn’t “substantially prevailed” within the meaning of that law…

Source: Law360