FOIA Advisor

Court opinions issued Aug. 31, 2017

Court Opinions (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Davidson v. U.S. Dep't of State (D.D.C.) -- concluding that agency performed adequate search for records concerning company's request for commercial assistance with Libyan government, and that agency properly withheld certain information pursuant to Exemptions 5 and 6.

Gatson v. FBI (D.N.J.) -- finding that: (1)  agency conducted reasonable search for records concerning plaintiff and third parties, and that agency properly withheld certain information pursuant to Exemption 3, 5, 6, 7(A), 7(C), 7(D), and 7(E).

Pinson v. DOJ (D.D.C.) -- ruling that: (1) Executive Office for United States Attorneys failed to sufficiently describe its search with respect to one of plaintiff's five requests, and (2) case docket entry referencing protective order was insufficient to to prove that agency's search for public discovery materials would be futile.   

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