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Freedom of Information Act
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TABLE OF CASES

FOIA CASES DECIDED BY THE D.C. COURT OF APPEALS


LEADING CASES: The D.C. Court of Appeals has published relatively few FOIA decisions. A list of the cases that I use in my practice is below. The Court's full decision can be found on the Court's website or on such services as Westlaw and Lexis. The list was last updated on June 1, 2013.

Dunhill v. Director, District of Columbia Dept. of Transp., 416 A.2d 244 (D.C. 1980).

Barry v. Washington Post Co., 529 A.2d 319, 14 Media L. Rep. 1490 (D.C. 1987)

Newspapers, Inc. v. Metropolitan Police Dept., 546 A.2d 990 (D.C. 1988)

Washington Post Co. v. Minority Business Opportunity Com'n, 560 A.2d 517 (D.C. 1989)

Hines v. District of Columbia Bd. of Parole, 567 A.2d 909 (D.C. 1989)

Donahue v. Thomas, 618 A.2d 601 (D.C. 1992)

McReady v. Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs, 618 A.2d 609, 61 USLW 2355 (D.C. 1992)

Anderson v. Thomas, 683 A.2d 156 (D.C. 1996)

Wemhoff v. District of Columbia, 887 A.2d 1004 (D.C. 2005)

Doe v. District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Dept., 948 A.2d 1210 (D.C. 2008)

Office of People's Counsel v. Public Service Com'n of District of Columbia, 955 A.2d 169 (D.C. 2008)

Riley v. Fenty, 7 A.3d 1014 (D.C. 2010)

Padou v. District of Columbia, 29 A.3d 973 (D.C. 2011)

District of Columbia v. Fraternal Order of Police Metropolitan Police Labor Committee, 33 A.3d 332 (D.C. 2011)

Fraternal Order of Police, Metropolitan Police Dept. Labor Committee v. District of Columbia, 52 A.3d 822 (D.C. 2012)


NON-LEADING CASES: The following D.C. Court of Appeals cases mention "FOIA" and, therefore, will appear in a search on Westlaw or Lexis. The cases, however, do no more than mention FOIA and provide little or no guidance on how the Court interprets DC FOIA.

Mokhiber v. Davis, 537 A.2d 1100, 56 USLW 2476, 14 Media L. Rep. 2313 (D.C. 1988)

Alexander v. District of Columbia Rental Housing Com'n, 542 A.2d 359 (1988)

Wolf v. Regardie, 553 A.2d 1213, 16 Media L. Rep. 1780 (D.C. 1989)

Lenkin Co. Management, Inc. v. District of Columbia Rental Housing Com'n, 677 A.2d 46 (D.C. 1996)

In re Tucker, 689 A.2d 1214 (D.C. 1997)

Kay v. Pick, 711 A.2d 1251 (D.C. 1998)

Morton v. National Medical Enterprises, Inc., 725 A.2d 462 (D.C. 1999)

Dorsey v. District of Columbia, 917 A.2d 639 (D.C. 2007)

Brooks v. District of Columbia Housing Authority, 999 A.2d 134 (D.C. 2010)

Grayson v. AT & T Corp., 15 A.3d 219 (D.C. 2011)

Dalton v. U.S, 58 A.3d 1005 (D.C. 2013)