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A Better Way for BPA v. DOE, No. 15-5896, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36355 (W.D. Wash. Mar. 21, 2016) (Leighton, J.)

Date: 
Monday, March 21, 2016

A Better Way for BPA v. DOE, No. 15-5896, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36355 (W.D. Wash. Mar. 21, 2016) (Leighton, J.)

Re: Request for records concerning environmental impact statement for power line

Disposition: Granting defendant's motion to dismiss

  • Litigation Considerations, Pleadings:  The court holds that "[plaintiff] . . . lacks standing."  The court relates that "[a]t issue is whether [the requester] adequately notified [defendant] that she was making a request on [plaintiff's] behalf."  The court finds that "[the requester] offered no indication that she had the power to act as [plaintiff's] agent, and she did not state that her request was made on [plaintiff's] behalf."  "[The requester's] passing mention of the 'organization' did not adequately identify that organization as the requester."
Topic: 
District Court
Litigation Considerations
Updated April 28, 2016