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Cornucopia Inst. v. USDA, 07-1912

In a FOIA action, district court's dismissal of plaintiff's claims is affirmed where: 1) the court properly dismissed plaintiff's case for being moot as the the government produced all the documents plaintiff requested under FOIA; and 2) it was within the court's discretion to deny plaintiff's request for attorneys' fees and costs after the court ruled that plaintiff was not a prevailing party since it had not obtained any form of judicial relief.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/22/2009
  • Decided 03/26/2009
  • Published 03/26/2009


  • KANNE, Circuit Judge., Before MANION and KANNE, Circuit Judges, and KENDALL, District Judge.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • David G. Cox (argued), Attorney, Lane, Alton & Horst, Columbus, OH, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Richard D. Humphrey (argued), Attorney, Office of the United States Attorney Madison, WI, for Defendant-Appellee.
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