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Court opinions issued Jan. 25-26, 2017

Court Opinions (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Jan. 26, 2017

Inclusive Cmtys. Project v. HUD (N.D. Tex.) -- finding that prevailing plaintiff could recover attorney fees for time spent to review records to determine whether agency's response was fully responsive to its request.

Fabricant v. Dep't of Justice (9th Cir.) (unpublished opinion) -- affirming district court's decision that agency conducted reasonable search for records concerning informant who testified against plaintiff, and finding that court did not abuse its discretion in denying plaintiff's motion for discovery and costs.  

Jan. 25, 2017

O'Neill v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (E.D. Wis.) -- concluding that United States Marshal's Service and FBI performed reasonable searches for 56-page courtroom security plan, along with documents related to murder plot, created in 2000 in connection with plaintiff's criminal case.

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here.