Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Duplicative FOIL requests

Duplicative FOIL requests
Badalamenti v Office of Dist. Attorney Nassau County, 2011 NY Slip Op 08588, Appellate Division, Second Department

The Nassau County District Attorney's Office rejected the FOIL request submitted by Anthony Badalamenti seeking the disclosure of certain telephone numbers and recordings of certain telephone calls.

In the proceeding before Supreme Court the District Attorney's Office had established that it had earlier provided Badalamenti with the information or records he sought pursuant to an earlier FOIL request or hat it did not have the records he demanded in its possession.

The Appellate Division held that FOIL does not require the custodian of the public records demanded, here the District Attorney’s Office, to furnish records it does not possess.

The court also ruled that Badalamenti was not entitled to additional copies of those records he sought that had previously be provided to him “unless he can show that the copies are no longer in his or his attorney's possession, a showing he failed to make.”

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