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Andela v. Admin. Office of U.S. Courts, No. 13-0865, 2014 WL 695209 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 21, 2014) (Joyner, J.)

Re: Request for copy of EEOC substantial weight review of plaintiff's Title VII complaint Disposition: Granting defendant's motion for summary judgment
  • Exemption 5, Deliberative Process Privilege:  The court "finds, based on the declaration and materials submitted by Defendant EEOC, that the substantial weight review reflects the deliberative and decision-making processes of the EEOC."  The court explains that "[i]t contains communications to the decisionmaker responsible for the ultimate outcome of the Dismissal and Notice of Rights letter given to [plaintiff]" and, "[a]s such, it was properly withheld from disclosure under 5 U .S.C. § 552(b)(5)."
  • Litigation Considerations, In Camera Inspection:  The court "finds such a review unnecessary, however, given that the arguments put forth by the EEOC regarding exemption five remain uncontested by [plaintiff]."
Court Decision Topic(s)
District Court opinions
Exemption 5
Litigation Considerations, In Camera Inspection
Litigation Considerations, Supplemental to Main Categories
Updated August 6, 2014