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Supreme Court Remands and Reverses Decision Against Food Marketing Institute

Jun 24, 2019
Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media involves the interpretation of Exemption 4 to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which protects from mandatory disclosure all “confidential” private-sector “commercial or financial information” that comes into the government’s possession. 

On June 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court released a decision in this case that has always been about protecting private parties’ confidential business information required to be provided to the government. FMI is grateful that the Court clarified FOIA’s Exemption 4 to prevent the disclosure of confidential commercial information that would put businesses at competitive disadvantages. We (FMI) support FOIA and believe it is important legislation that should be interpreted as written.

See more information on FMI's website.