Barnes v. U.S., No. 16-358, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143017 (N.D. Ind. Oct. 17, 2016) (Miller, Jr., J.)

Date: 
Monday, October 17, 2016

Barnes v. U.S., No. 16-358, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143017 (N.D. Ind. Oct. 17, 2016) (Miller, Jr., J.)

Re: Request for records concerning plaintiff's criminal trial

Disposition: Dismissing plaintiff's complaint

  • Litigation Considerations: The court holds that, in light of the fact that the plaintiff "knows (and has known for more than a decade)[] that" his conviction of conspiracy was based on "a 'fictional drug shipment[,]'" his request for records on two persons purportedly serving as the source of the drugs "is a malicious attempt to force the government to waste resources defending a meritless lawsuit." Plaintiff knows these persons "were as fictional as the drugs they were described as shipping." The court dismisses plaintiff's complaint as malicious.
Topic: 
District Court
Litigation Considerations
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