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Akmal v. U.S., No. 12-1499, 2014 WL 906231 (W.D. Wash. Mar. 7, 2014) (Lasnik, J.)

Date: 
Friday, March 7, 2014

Akmal v. U.S., No. 12-1499, 2014 WL 906231 (W.D. Wash. Mar. 7, 2014) (Lasnik, J.)

Re: Plaintiff's subpoena seeking production of unredacted copies of documents produced in response to plaintiff's 2012 FOIA request

Disposition: Dismissing plaintiff's claims

  • Litigation Considerations, Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies:  The court finds that "there is no indication that Plaintiff exhausted her administrative remedies under FOIA and moreover, Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed her FOIA claim."  Therefore, the court explains that "there is no pending FOIA claim before the Court and even if Plaintiff had not dismissed this claim, it is unlikely that the Court could consider the merits of the claim due to lack of subject matter jurisdiction."
Topic: 
District Court
Exhaustion
Litigation Considerations
Updated August 22, 2014