Freedom of Information / Privacy Act
With clients ranging from network television officials to government whistleblowers, Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto has filed many successful lawsuits and requests under The Freedom of Information Act and The Privacy Act. The firm’s actions have led to the reinstatement of wrongfully discharged workers and the release of hundred of thousands of government documents.
Expanding Privacy Protections: In the precedent-setting Tripp v. Department of Defense, KKC attorneys helped their high-profile client Linda Tripp assert the protections afforded federal employees under the Privacy Act and Federal Tort Claims Act.
The Tripp case was profiled on MSNBC's
Dayside program, September 29, 1999.
Shaping the Freedom of Information Act: In Edmonds v. FBI, our attorneys established the citizen's right to expeditious process and attorneys' fees in a claim filed under the Freedom of Information Act.
Whistleblowers and the Press: Representing the Village Voice in Avirgan v. Hull, KKC attorneys established a national precedent that allows journalists to attend pretrial depositions in cases that affect the public interest.