Bright v. Bartlett, No. 19-33, 2019 WL 5295190 (E.D. Tenn. Oct. 18, 2019) (Reeves, C. D. J.)

Date: 
Friday, October 18, 2019

Bright v. Bartlett, No. 19-33, 2019 WL 5295190 (E.D. Tenn. Oct. 18, 2019) (Reeves, C. D. J.)

Re:  Request for court transcripts

Disposition:  Granting defendant's motion to dismiss

  • Procedural Requirements, Entities Subject to the FOIA:  The court holds that, "[f]irst, regardless of whether [plaintiff] is suing [defendant] in her official or individual capacity, the FOIA does not provide a cause of action against private persons."  "Second, the FOIA does not provide a cause of action in suits against state or local governments or agencies."  "Lincoln County and the Lincoln County Chancery Court do not fall under the purview of the Federal FOIA."
     
Topic: 
District Court
Procedural
Updated November 1, 2019