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Christensen v. U.S., No. 11-321, 2013 WL 4521040 (E.D. Ky. Aug. 26, 2013) (Caldwell, J.)

Monday, August 26, 2013
Re: Request for plaintiff's hospital billing statement  Disposition: Dismissing plaintiff's claim
  • Litigation Considerations:  The court dismisses plaintiff's claim because it finds that, "the only proper defendant to a claim under FOIA in light of facts alleged by [plaintiff] is the [Federal Bureau of Prisons], an entity which [plaintiff] did not join in this suit as a defendant."  "The court must therefore dismiss any claims under FOIA against the individually named defendants."
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Updated August 6, 2014