2 thoughts on “How to Use the Freedom of Information Law

  1. If my FOIL records produces a ‘no records’ response, which constitutes a denial, am I required to file an appeal before I sue or file a petition in the courts, or do the courts require that an appeal be filed first?

    • Bill: I’m no lawyer but I have always operated under the assumption that you have to exhaust all avenues with the agency before filing a suit. If I were you, I’d appeal. I have had success with an appeal in the past; you never know.

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