Legal services providers in the Washington metropolitan area can’t get access to a wide swath of information from the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer-complaints database, a federal judge in Washington ruled on Tuesday.

Ayuda Inc., Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. and Legal Aid Justice Center filed suit after the commission denied parts of Freedom of Information Act requests for information from its Consumer Sentinel database. The nonprofits said the information would help them better track fraud, including legal fraud, against immigrants and other vulnerable populations and also monitor the government’s antifraud enforcement efforts.

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