24 Cited authorities

  1. Taylor v. Sturgell

    553 U.S. 880 (2008)   Cited 2,540 times   9 Legal Analyses
    Holding that adequate representation requires that "[t]he interests of the nonparty and her representative are aligned" and "the party understood herself to be acting in a representative capacity."
  2. Farrar v. Hobby

    506 U.S. 103 (1992)   Cited 3,248 times   5 Legal Analyses
    Holding that "plaintiffs may be considered ‘prevailing parties' for attorney's fees purposes if they succeed on any significant issues in litigation which achieves some of the benefit the parties sought in suit" and that even an award of nominal damages satisfies the prevailing party test
  3. Smith v. Bayer Corp.

    564 U.S. 299 (2011)   Cited 391 times   46 Legal Analyses
    Holding plaintiff’s claim could not be enjoined because he was not a party to prior action
  4. Davy v. Central Intelligence Agency

    550 F.3d 1155 (D.C. Cir. 2008)   Cited 118 times
    Holding that fourth factor weighed against agency where agency took more than one year to process documents and provided no legal basis in response to a second FOIA request
  5. Warren v. Colvin

    744 F.3d 841 (2d Cir. 2014)   Cited 53 times
    Reversing the district court and finding a plaintiff entitled to costs where he filed a FOIA suit after a series of unsuccessful requests and the defendant voluntarily released the documents after the plaintiff initiated the suit
  6. Edmonds v. F.B.I

    417 F.3d 1319 (D.C. Cir. 2005)   Cited 49 times
    Holding that an order requiring the FBI "to turn over all nonexempt documents by a date certain," along with an order requiring expedited processing of the plaintiff's request, rendered the plaintiff a prevailing party eligible for attorneys' fees under FOIA
  7. Rosenfeld v. U.S. Dept. of Justice

    904 F. Supp. 2d 988 (N.D. Cal. 2012)   Cited 29 times
    Holding the FBI did not act in good faith when it denied FOIA request based on an agent's belief that documents did not exist and only searched for documents after litigation
  8. Long v. U.S. I.R.S

    932 F.2d 1309 (9th Cir. 1991)   Cited 63 times
    Finding that the Court may adjust the lodestar figure if "certain factors relating to the nature an difficulty of the case . . . indicate that such an adjustment is necessary"
  9. Church of Scientology v. U.S. Postal Service

    700 F.2d 486 (9th Cir. 1983)   Cited 76 times
    Instructing the district court to determine on remand "what actually triggered the documents’ release" to the plaintiff
  10. American Civil Liberties Union v. United States Department of Homeland Security

    810 F. Supp. 2d 267 (D.D.C. 2011)   Cited 26 times
    Finding that the litigation "substantially caused" the release of some documents even though others were released in the course of defendant’s administrative response
  11. Section 552 - Public information; agency rules, opinions, orders, records, and proceedings

    5 U.S.C. § 552   Cited 11,038 times   528 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the Court's entering of a “Stipulation and Order” approving the parties' terms of dismissal did not amount to a “court-ordered consent decree” that would render the plaintiff the prevailing party