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Court opinions issued Oct. 5, 2016

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

STS Energy Partners LP v. FERC (D.D.C) -- awarding attorney's fees to plaintiff despite its commercial interest in the records, because the public derived a benefit from disclosure and the agency did not have a reasonable basis for withholding the records that it initially refused to disclose. 

Elec. Privacy Info. Ctr. v. DOJ (D.D.C.) -- denying plaintiff's motion for attorney's fees after finding that plaintiff's lawsuit was not the catalyst for the Criminal Division's release of records.

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here.