9th Circ. Protects Identities In Real Estate Co.'s FOIA Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (October 9, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a district court’s summary judgment in favor of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in its public information and privacy dispute with a Hawaiian real estate company, holding that the government didn’t violate the Freedom of Information Act.

The decision comes after the Ninth Circuit agreed in January 2012 to rehear arguments in the case, vacating its own 2011 decision that found the government had wrongly withheld requested records. The panel's 2011 order had overturned a Hawaii federal...
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