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CJOG Study: Filing a FOIA Lawsuit Rarely Results in Full Victory

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· Story link A CJOG review of Justice Department reports on litigation results over a six-year period shows that filing…

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A CJOG review of Justice Department reports on litigation results over a six-year period shows that filing a law suit to obtain records withheld under FOIA is a remedy of last resort. Most filers lose – and increasingly those who win records access fail to obtain any financial reimbursement for legal funds spent. The study by CJOG showed government agencies spent more than $18 million in 2004 defending FOIA lawsuits.