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Another Error in DOJ Compliance and Litigation Report

by foiaproj on April 25th, 2013

Anne L. Weismann, Chief Counsel for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, has brought to our attention another case in which the DOJ inaccurately reported the status of a FOIA lawsuit. The settlement of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. Securities and Exchange Commission (DC 1:2011cv01814) states:

In consideration for agreeing to settle this case, the SEC agrees to pay $22,000 to CREW for attorney’s fees.

However, page 5 of the DOJ’s list of FOIA cases decided in 2012 indicates that no fees or costs were stipulated.

We’re still interested in whether the DOJ’s listing accurately reflects the status of any cases in which you may have been involved, or if the listing fails to include your case. You can contact us or leave a comment below to let us know.

From → DOJ, FOIA, Reports

One Comment
  1. cheryl permalink

    In its FOIA Request tracking database, DOI has listed at least six FOIA requests as “Completed” that are the subject of litigation. What are they reporting to Congress about such requests?

    How is NPS listing its litigation costs? The 2013 FOIA Report shows $0. I have been in FOIA litigation with NPS since November of 2012, with filings by both sides along the way. How can they report $0?

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