Trade Rep Denied Quick Win On FTAA Doc Disclosure

Law360, New York (April 12, 2011, 7:55 PM EDT) -- A District of Columbia federal judge on Tuesday denied the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative summary judgment in its attempt to withhold a document the Center for International Environmental Law is seeking in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

In an order in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Judge Richard W. Roberts said the USTR had not sufficiently demonstrated that the disclosure of the document — which involves investment issues with the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas — would harm...
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