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Matthew T. McLaughlin

Venable LLP

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FOIL, the Agency Privilege Exemption, and Outside Consultants

USA - May 10 2018 A number of legal decisions have addressed the scope of the New York Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) inter-agencyintra-agency communications...

NY Government Agencies May Be on Hook for Attorneys' Fees if Court Finds They Unreasonably Withheld Documents Pursuant to FOIL Request

USA - March 19 2018 For decades, the New York Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) has allowed citizens access to public documents, and the statute has made enormous stride...

Benjamin P. Argyle.

Does a Litigant Need to Provide Notice of Serving a FOIL Demand?

USA - January 12 2018 As this author has explained in earlier articles and client alerts, it is settled that a litigant in a New York proceeding under the Civil Practice...

New York FOIL Bill Reappears: Attorneys' Fee Standard Shifts Again

USA - February 22 2017 For several years, open government advocates have sought to amend New York's Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) to make an award of attorneys' fees...

Benjamin P. Argyle.

Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

USA - April 12 2016 States have long provided protection for trade secrets, with most having enacted a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act ("UTSA"). The UTSA...

Richard J. Frey.