FOIA and the Crying Contractor; Confidential Information or Substantial Competitive Harm

The Construction Lawyer, Vol. 32. No. 3, Summer 2012

30 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2012

Date Written: July 1, 2012

Abstract

This article is the first in a series that looks at FOIA and how it affects government contractors. The focus in this article is on disclosure of confidential commercial or financial information pursuant to a FOIA request by a competitor. In recent cases this exemption is referred to as “Exemption 4” or “substantial competitive harm” exemption.

Keywords: FOIA, Contractors, Construction Industry

JEL Classification: H59, L50

Suggested Citation

White, Nancy J., FOIA and the Crying Contractor; Confidential Information or Substantial Competitive Harm (July 1, 2012). The Construction Lawyer, Vol. 32. No. 3, Summer 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2163234

Nancy J. White (Contact Author)

Central Michigan University ( email )

Dept. of Finance and Law
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
United States
989-774-1842 (Phone)

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
57
Abstract Views
530
rank
448,008
PlumX Metrics