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Court opinion issued Sept. 22, 2015

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Wash. v. U.S. Dep't of Veterans Affairs (D.D.C.) -- deciding not to impose sanctions against the VA or its counsel after finding that their litigation tactics in FOIA case were not motivated by bad faith.  The court noted, however, that it remained "troubled by the cumulative effect of the decisions made along the way" by the government, namely the "multiplication of briefings and depositions", for which plaintiff was entitled to attorneys' fees, costs, and expenses. 

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