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Court opinions issued July 10, 2017

Court Opinions (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Singh v. U.S. Postal Serv. (W.D. Wash.) -- determining that agency performed a reasonable search for plaintiff's employment records and granted him access to all documents located.  

Smart-Tek Serv. Solutions Corp. v. IRS (S.D. Cal.) -- ruling that: (1) IRS failed to demonstrate that it performed reasonable search for responsive records; (2) IRS properly withheld records pursuant to Exemptions 3 (in conjunction with 26 U.S.C. 6103(e)(7)), 5, 7(A), and 7(D); (3) IRS failed to address whether records withheld under Exemption 7(E) revealed techniques unknown to public; and (4) judgment would be reserved as to Exemption 3 (in conjunction with 26 U.S.C. 6103(a)) and Exemption 6 until record was further developed.

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