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Court opinions issued June 1, 2016

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Gahagan v. U.S. Customs & Border Prot. (E.D. La.) -- awarding attorney fees and costs after determining that plaintiff substantially prevailed in lawsuit, but reducing requested fee amount by more than half due to attorney's excessive hourly rate and poor billing judgment.

Pinson v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (D.D.C.) -- granting summary judgment to Executive Office for United State Attorneys with respect to six requests submitted by pro se inmate (all involving search or fee issues), but denying EOUSA's motions concerning five other requests.   

Ctr. for Digital Democracy v. Fed. Trade Comm'n (D.D.C.) -- ruling that the FTC properly relied upon Exemptions 3 and 4 to redact confidential business information from annual reports submitted to the agency by "safe harbor programs." 

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here