Hiding Cathie Black E-mails Cost City $160,000

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 Former New York City Schools Chancellor Cathie Black attends the 2012 Bideawee Gala at Gotham Hall on June 11, 2012 in New York City.
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The price of the Bloomberg administration's long, pointless legal fight to keep the messages that led to the failed schools-chancellorship secret has ballooned to about $160,000 in taxpayers' funds. They lost.