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Delaware Department of Justice
Attorney General
Kathy Jennings

 Archived Posts From:  November 2011

11-IB15 11/16/11 FOIA Opinion Letter to Mr. Parisi re: FOIA Complaint Concerning the Department of Corrections

Requester sought records of Department of Labor, Office of Labor Law Enforcement (DOL), relating to inspections concerning the prevailing wage laws or contractor fraud laws. DOL alleged that all responsive information was excluded from disclosure because such information constituted part of investigative files compiled for civil or criminal law-enforcement purposes. Held that DOL’s interpretation of the exemption was overly broad, and should instead be limited to those records of investigation where disclosure would impede or inhibit the enforcement of law.

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