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Court opinions issued Aug. 31, 2016

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Dongkuk Int'l, Inc. v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (D.D.C.) -- concluding that a request for assistance made by a foreign government -- in this instance, the Republic of Korea --  under a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty is exempt from disclosure under Exemption 3.

Intellectual Property Watch v. U.S. Trade Representative (S.D.N.Y.) -- denying in substantial part plaintiff's motion for reconsideration of court's decision that certain draft text, memoranda, and communications relating to the Trans Pacific Partnership ("TPP") were properly withheld under Exemption 1; denying both parties' motions for summary judgment on USTR's withholdings pursuant to Exemption 3 in conjunction with 19 U.S.C. § 2155(g)(2),(g)(3).

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here.