Law360, New York (December 11, 2017, 5:47 PM EST) -- A California federal court on Monday approved a deal between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and an investigative journalist suing under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the details of what allowed a former Irish Olympic swim team coach accused of sexual assault to immigrate to the United States.
Journalist Irvin Muchnick's suit against the federal government was dismissed without prejudice after the two sides reached a settlement amid mediation at the Ninth Circuit. Muchnick brought his FOIA suit in July 2015 seeking visa and green card files to explain why coach George Gibney was allowed to enter the...
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