The Court of Appeals of Michigan found that the DOC had violated its duty under the FOIA to respond within the prescribed amount of time. However, the appellate court held that Lakin suffered no injury by the delay, and therefore couldn’t prevail under the statute. As he didn’t prevail, he was not entitled to attorney’s fees. The lower court’s order of dismissal was affirmed. See: Lakin v. MI DOC, MI Court of Appeals, 1998 WL 1989913.
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Lakin v. MI DOC
|Cite||MI Court of Appeals, 1998 WL 1989913|
|Level||State Court of Appeals|