The lawyer who won a six-figure sanction for a newspaper battling a state agency over a public records request said he believes the case will serve as a caution against discounting the public’s right to information.

Michael Joyce is a partner in the Pittsburgh office of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr. For six of the nine years he has been practicing law, he has worked on this one case, he said in an interview with The Legal. He said he handles lots of other kinds of business litigation, but none more fun than this.