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Court opinion issued Feb. 8, 2017

Court Opinions (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Competitive Enter. Inst. v. EPA (D.D.C) -- ruling that:  (1)  plaintiff's lawsuit was not prematurely filed, because agency's deadline to respond to appeal started when agency received received emailed appeal, not when employee opened email two business days later; (2) agency performed a reasonable search for requested records concerning text-messaging by agency's former Administrator; (3) agency properly withheld certain records pursuant to the deliberative process, attorney-client, and/or work-product privileges, including public relations documents.

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