Oh New Jersey.
The town of Bridgewater, NJ, just spent $17,000 in legal costs to defend its right to charge a guy $5 for a CD recording of a town council meeting. The man had argued that he should only be required to pay for the actual cost of the CD. The case went to court and the town ended up losing. The kicker? They also had to pay him back a $4.04 refund for the overage.
Bridgewater spends $17K to defend $5 fee it charged resident [NJ via Gothamist] (Thanks to RJ!)