PREAMBLE TO LISTS OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT CASES

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

The attorneys' fees and costs listed with the cases in which a decision was rendered in 2008 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 2007 but appealed and affirmed 2008 would be found on the list of cases in which a decision was rendered in 2007 (the 2007 Annual Report) and on the list of cases in which a decision was rendered in 2008 (the 2008 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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