From the Daily Mail today:
A council that pretended it didn’t know about a large pothole that damaged a man’s car has been ordered to pay the repair bill after the motorist turned detective and proved the council was lying.
Motorist Frank Cattrall, 62, says his Renault’s suspension was ruined after he drove over an 18-inch wide pothole in his home town of Colchester.
When Essex County Council refused to accept responsibility, Mr Cattrall used a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to find proof that the council did know about it, and then took the council to court.
Full article here