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 1986;

List of Freedom of Information Act Cases in Which a Decision Was Rendered in 1986, Including the Disposition of Each Such Case, the Exemptions Involved, and the Fees and Costs Awarded, if any;

1986 Addendum to the 1985 Annual Report List of Freedom of Information Act Cases In Which a Decision Was Rendered in 1985

1986 Addendum to the 1984 Annual Report List of Freedom of Information Act Cases In Which a Decision Was Rendered in 1984

1986 Addendum to the 1983 Annual Report List of Freedom of Information Act Cases In Which a Decision Was Rendered in 1983

The attorneys' fees and costs listed with the cases in which a decision was rendered in 1986 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 1985 but appealed and affirmed in 1986 would be found on the list of cases in which a decision was rendered in 1985 (the 1985 Annual Report) and on the list of cases in which a decision was rendered in 1986 (the 1986 Annual Report).

Addenda are also included each year to report cases that were not properly reported to the Civil Division in the year in which the judgment was rendered.

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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