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Court opinions issued Feb. 27 through Mar. 1, 2017

Court Opinions (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Mar. 1, 2017

Our Children's Earth Found. v. Nat'l Marine Fisheries Serv. (N.D. Cal.) -- determining that plaintiffs were eligible and entitled to attorney's fees and costs, but rejecting their request for $723,202.74 because of unreasonable hourly rates and excessive or redundant work. 

Feb. 28, 2017

Walston v. DOD (D.D.C.) -- concluding that:  (1) the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) failed to perform an adequate search for records concerning plaintiff's complaint to DISA's Inspector General; (2) DISA properly withheld one record pursuant to attorney-client privilege; and (3) DISA properly redacted identifying information of agency investigators pursuant to Exemption 6.  

Feb. 27, 2017

Broward Bulldog, Inc. v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (S.D. Fla.) -- in case involving Exemptions 1, 3, 5, 6, 7(A), 7(C), 7(D), and 7(E), granting in part and denying in part government's summary judgment motion with respect to four disputed documents concerning FBI investigation of a Saudi family in Florida after September 11, 2001.

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here.