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Tips on prying loose records using FOIA requests, lawsuit

Fred Schulte
Fred Schulte

Fred Schulte’s investigation, for the Center of Public Integrity, into problems with Medicare Advantage plans took a lot of digging, filing of FOIA requests and ultimately a lawsuit to force CMS to turn over certain documents. We asked him, “At what point should a reporter consider filing an FOIA request or even suing a government agency to obtain information?”

Not only did he answer that question, but he shared some important tips and reminders for reporters trying to obtain public records.

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