The D.C. Circuit vacated and remanded a decision of the district court granting summary judgment to the United States in a Freedom of Information Act suit. The appellant, a parcel tanker shipping company, sought amnesty agreements entered into by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice under its corporate leniency program. The court found that only two possible FOIA exemptions were applicable and that the record did not support the district court's conclusion that exempt portions of the documents were not reasonably segregable.
Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group Ltd. v. United States
July 30, 2008