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 in Which a Decision Was Rendered in 2002, Including the Disposition of Each Such Case, the Exemptions Involved, and the Fees and Costs Awarded, if any;
The attorneys' fees and costs listed with the cases in which a decision was rendered in 2002 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 2001 but appealed and affirmed in 2002 would be found on the list of cases in which a decision was rendered in 2001 (the 2001 Annual Report) and on the list of cases in which a decision was rendered in 2002 (the 2002 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.