Catherine COTTON, Appellee, v. Michael HEYMAN, Secretary, The Smithsonian Institution, Appellant

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Summary

Appelle Cotton sought attorney fees after taking motions against the Smithsonian to obtain documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). District Court awarded fees. The appeals court reversed the award of attorney's fees to plaintiff Cotton. Upheld Smithsonian's argument that it was not an agency subject to FOIA, and hence not liable for plaintiff's attorney fees.

Author

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Subject

  • Cotton, Catherine
  • Heyman, Ira Michael 5/30/1930-11/19/2011
  • Buckley, James L
  • Williams, Stephen F Judge, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
  • Sentelle, David B
  • United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 63 F.3d 1115 (D.C. Cir. 1995)
  • Court case

Notes

See, Cotton v. Robert McC. Adams, 798 F.Supp. 22 (D.D.C. 1992)

Contained within

63 Federal Report, 3d Series (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • 1995
  • 07/11/1995

Topic

  • Law
  • Judicial opinions
  • Actions and defenses
  • Interpretation and construction
  • Status (Law)
  • Lawyers
  • Freedom of information
  • Fees
  • Law--Interpretation and construction
  • Lawyers--Fees

Form/Genre

Court case

Physical description

Number of pages: 9; Page Numbers: 1115-1123

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