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Court opinions issued August 26, 2015

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Ibeagwa v. Internal Revenue Serv. (W.D. Wis.) -- denying pro se plaintiff's motions for costs and attorney fees.  The court found that IRS's disclosure of one of two requested documents after the filing of lawsuit made plaintiff eligible for costs, but that plaintiff was not entitled to costs because disclosure of his tax records would not benefit the public. With respect to attorney fees, the court found that a pro se party is not eligible for attorney fees, that plaintiff's motion was untimely, and that disclosure of his tax records would not benefit the public.  

Love v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (D.D.C.) -- ruling that the Drug and Enforcement Administration properly refused to confirm or deny existence of records pertaining to a third party, and that it properly withheld records pursuant to Exemptions 7(C), 7(D), and 7(E).

Sack v. Cent. Intelligence Agency (D.D.C.) -- granting CIA's motion for reconsideration and vacating the court's earlier Order extending plaintiff's time to file a notice of appeal, because plaintiff's motion for an extension of time had been filed too late.

Summaries of all cases since April 2015 are available here.