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The Applicability Of FOIA To Monitorship Documents

Law360 (July 3, 2018, 1:45 PM EDT) -- On June 13, 2018, in its latest decision in a long-running litigation, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia considered the applicability of certain exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, to documents sought by journalists relating to the actions of the independent compliance monitor that Siemens AG was required to retain under the terms of its 2008 plea agreement for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Broadly speaking, although the court concluded that portions of the documents that related to...
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