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It is extremely unusual for a FOIA case to go to trial. FOIA matters in which the parties are unable to reach a settlement are largely resolved by way of summary judgment. See [for Summary Judgment]

If pursued, a trial will follow the process of other civil proceedings. Note that litigants in FOIA cases have no right to a jury trial.[1]


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  1. 5 U.S.C. § 552 (2006). See also Lehman v. Nakshian, 453 U.S. 156, 169 (1981)