A federal appeals court on Wednesday agreed to rehear en
banc an appeal from an animal welfare group over its request for
unredacted egg-production and safety records from the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not elaborate on
its reasons for granting the Animal Legal Defense Fund's
petition for en banc review. But the panel's original April
opinion had urged the full court to take up the case in order to
determine what summary-judgment standard should apply to actions
involving the Freedom of Information Act.
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