In Re McDonald
Hologic, Inc. v. Minerva Surgical, Inc.

Seife v. FDA, et al.

Appeal from a judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Furman, J.), entered October 6, 2020, in favor of two government agencies and a pharmaceutical company in this Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") case. Plaintiff-appellant, a science writer and journalism professor, sought records from the government agencies relating to the pharmaceutical company's successful application for accelerated approval of a drug for the treatment of a neuromuscular disease. The agencies produced over 45,000 pages of documents, some of which were redacted under Exemption 4 of FOIA. The district court granted summary judgment for the agencies and the pharmaceutical company on the basis that the redacted information fell within Exemption 4 and publication would either cause foreseeable harm to the interests protected by Exemption 4 or was prohibited by law. Plaintiff-appellant appeals. AFFIRMED.

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