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FOIA Exemption Denied When Requesting Party is not Party to Civil Litigation

The Michigan Court of Appeals recently held that a public body in Michigan that is a plaintiff or defendant in litigation cannot deny a Freedom of Information Act request by the legal counsel to another party to the litigation based on a FOIA exemption for requests pertaining “to a civil action in which the requesting party and the public body are parties.”

Using the Art of Persuasion in Litigation

According to attorney Shaina Reed, the fun in litigation is persuasion. “The law is a series of black and white dots — our job is to draw lines through the gray areas between them, to connect those dots in some […]