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Court opinions issued April 21, 2015

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Madel v. DEA (8th Cir.) -- The Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reverses and remands district court's decision that Exemption 4 protected in full five documents pertaining to the sale of oxycodone in Georgia by private companies.  The court holds that the Drug Enforcement Administration demonstrated that "substantial competitive harm is likely" from disclosure.  The agency failed to show, however, that certain information from the documents could not be segregated and released.  

Arrowgarp v. DOJ (D.D.C.) -- Granting the government's unopposed motion for summary judgment where the FBI, EOUSA, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs sufficiently explained their searches and withholdings in response to pro se prisoner's request for agencies' investigation files concerning him.  

See complete case list for April 2015 here.