1999 Calendar Year Report on Department of Justice Freedom of Information Act Litigation Activities: Preamble



PREAMBLE TO LISTS OF

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT CASES

The lists of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) cases which
follow include:

List of Freedom of Information Act Cases Received in 1999

List of Freedom of Information Act Cases in Which a Decision
Was Rendered in 1999
, Including the Disposition of Each Such
Case, the Exemptions Involved, and the Fees and Costs Awarded,
if any;

1999 Addendum to Prior Annual Reports.

The attorneys' fees and costs listed with the cases in which
a decision was rendered in 1999 reflect amounts paid to the
plaintiffs unless otherwise indicated. In addition, this list of
cases may include cases also listed on previous annual reports.
For example, a case initially decided in 1998 but appealed and
affirmed in 1999 would be found on the list of cases in which a
decision was rendered in 1998 (the 1998 Annual Report) and on the
list of cases in which a decision was rendered in 1999 (the 1999
Annual Report).

The lists do not include "reverse" FOIA cases. They do
include cases involving the National Labor Relations Board, the
Securities and Exchange Commission, the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the
National Railroad Passenger Corporation, all of which, by statutory
authority or agreement with the Attorney General, handle FOIA cases
in which they are the defendant.

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