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Here is a list of major FOIA court decisions and their effect on the Texas Public Information Act.

" Year Precedent
Avinash Rangra; Anna Monclova v. Frank D. Brown 2009
Blankenship v. Brazos Higher Education Authority 1998 This case established that if a public body is in control of a private corporation with regard to the approval of actions and the appointment of board members, then it does have a right to view all of the documents of the private corporation, thus rendering those documents public records under the Texas Public Information Act.[1]
City of Abilene v. Shackelford 1978
City of Garland v. Dallas Morning News 1999
Dallas v. Abbott 2010
Gill v. Snow 1982
Jenkins v. State of Texas 1903 It is a foundational decision about the common law right to access of pretrial information in a criminal case.
Palacios v. Corbett 1915
Tovar v. Texas 1998